Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Race Schedule Announced
Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race series to kick off in Saudi Arabia in December.
Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race schedule for the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Championship. Up to twenty identical Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy racecars will line up on the grid on Saturday, December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for the first round of the new global electric production car racing series.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race will take place before the main ABB FIA Formula E race on the same city circuits, throughout the 2018-19 season and beyond. The series, a world first, offers teams the chance to showcase driving talent and electric performance in some of the most exciting cities around the world.
Marion Barnaby, Championship Manager, Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy, said: “Seeing Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy racecars line up on the grid in December will be a proud and historic moment for Jaguar, and spectators can expect plenty of action from the races. As we travel to some of the world’s most exciting cities we’ll be bringing a new kind of electric street racing to the public and inspiring the next generation of electric vehicle owners.”
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Later this month, teams will travel to the iconic Silverstone circuit to take delivery of their Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy racecars and take part in the first of the official pre-season tests.
The full race calendar can be seen below. Of note is that the last two rounds are set to be held back-to-back at the New York City event.
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY races will last 25 minutes plus one lap. This will follow practice and qualifying sessions in the build up to each race. Jaguar plans for each race to feature a VIP entrant, with famous faces from the world of motorsport and beyond set to take part. Jaguar recently announced that the prize fund for the series is in excess of $650,000 per season.