The Electric GT Championship has announced that a ten-round calendar will start in November, running throughout 2018 as well.
The first GT racing series based on modified Tesla Models S P100Ds initially hoped to launch in summer, but has now scheduled a double-header for 25-26 november. The electric racing series will kick off at Paul Ricard.
The category then continues in January, followed by events in Portugal, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Spain.
Each ‘Electric Grand Prix’ (EGP) round will be a one-day event consisting of two races, with the grids for the first decided during a 60-minute qualifying session.
Ten teams with twenty drivers in total will take part. No drivers are confirmed, although some have expressed their interest like Stefan Wilson, Leilani Münther and Tom Coronel.
“We are very happy that Paul Ricard will host the first two Electric Grand Prix events in November,” said Mark Gemmell, CEO of Electric GT Championship.
“They have demonstrated a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the championship and it will be a fantastic festival for sustainability that fans are certain to enjoy.
“We are working on the official dates for the rest of the campaign and are confident of getting these finalised over the coming months.”
November 25-26 – France, Paul Ricard (Rounds 1 & 2)
January – TBA
March – Portugal
April – Italy
May – Germany
June – Belgium
July – The Netherlands
September – UK
October – Spain