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Model S and the Electric GT Championship

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Cascadian, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Cascadian

    Cascadian Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    United States
    #1 Cascadian, Oct 9, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
    Exciting news about Tesla Model S and the racing world. :) I'm a big fan of Leilani Munter -- the "vegan hippie chick with a racecar" -- and found this on her site:

    Electric GT Series Announcement


    "October 4, 2016 (Barcelona, Spain) Following the announcement of Stefan Wilson and Vicky Priria as the inaugural members of the Electric GT Championship Drivers Club, the world’s first 100 per cent zero emissions GT championship, today confirms Leilani Münter and Dani Clos will join them on the grid in 2017. Combining a sustainable ethos with entertaining racing in the fastest road-going electric vehicle on the market today, the Tesla Model S, the Electric GT Championship is an attractive proposition for professional drivers looking to make the next step in their careers and contribute their expertise to spreading awareness of our generation’s environmental responsibility."

    From an online EGT press release:


    "...The EGT Championship will consist of 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for ten professional teams in identical Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres. The championship will race at seven permanent European circuits including the Nurburgring (Germany), Circuit Paul Ricard (France) and Circuit de CatalunyaBarcelona (Spain), as well as competing at three non-championship race events in the Americas. About Electric GT Championship – New zero emissions motorsport category promoting sustainable mobility 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 seven 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."

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