Electric GT opens Team subscription period

Electric GT opens Team subscription period

08.12.2016: The Electric GT (EGT) Championship, the world’s first 100% zero-emissions GT series, is pleased to announce that the team subscription period is officially

The Electric GT (EGT) Championship, the world’s first 100% zero-emissions GT series, is pleased to announce that the team subscription period is officially open.




International race teams can now submit their requests to enter the EGT championship ahead of the inaugural campaign, which gets underway in 2017,



To create a truly global race series, EGT aims to pit three teams from Europe, three from North American, two from Asia, and two from the rest of the world against each other in identical race-prepared Tesla Model S cars.



Each of the teams will be able to run two drivers, and those interested in acquiring one of the EGT team licenses should send their details and background to teams@electricgt.co.



Electric GT Championship CEO, Mark Gemmell, said: “I’m very excited to see which teams will be interested in joining the Electric GT and the Age of Light.



Already, we’ve had interest from a number of teams and two are now close to signing an agreement. Eight racers have now signed up to the Drivers’ Club, so with the teams also getting involved it means we are quickly achieving our goals ahead of the maiden season.”


EGT will be at Autosport International (January 12-15, 2017), where potential teams can find out more information on the series, as well as other announcements.


Already confirmed as part of the EGT Drivers’ Club are World Touring Car Championship race winner Tom Coronel, GT racing star Tom Onslow-Cole, GP2 race winner Dani Clos, US sportscar regular Leilani Munter and a number of others.


The EGT Championship will consist of 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for 10 professional teams in identical Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres.



EGT will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nürburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas.




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The championship was announced on 9 March 2016, with the Tesla Model S chosen for the first season, which will get underway in 2017. There will be 10 teams and 20 drivers, who will compete across five races during season one.



Weekends will consist of a 20-minute practice session, 30-minute qualifying, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).



Each round will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits. Fans will be able to stream races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms.





- Anthony Peacock, photo Electric GT Championship

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08.12.2016 / MaP

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