I-PACE RACE CAR HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS FIRST SHAKEDOWN AND MICHELIN TYRE TEST
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar will make its global public debut on the streets of Berlin ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E-Prix, as Jaguar leads the charge in the future of battery electric vehicles.
Following the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE in March, Jaguar Racing will mark this historic moment for the new international production-based electric vehicle race series with a demonstration lap of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar on Saturday, 19 May at the Tempelhof circuit. The display will take place during the Berlin E-Prix showcasing this exciting racecar to a global audience, and to promote the championship ahead of the season five launch later this year. The driver of the car in Berlin will be announced shortly.
James Barclay, Team Director Jaguar Racing, said:
“We are really happy with the way the championship is progressing, and we are attracting more interest from teams around the world who want to be involved in this pioneering championship. We would also like to welcome M-Sport, which brings a wealth of experience, expertise and professionalism to the team as technical operations partner for the eTROPHY.”
Jaguar Racing has carried out successful development tests alongside Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Warwickshire, UK, to engineer and refine the performance of the production-based racecars. Tests have included chassis set-up, powertrain performance, energy management and aerodynamics tuning. The eTROPHY development car has also completed its first shakedown at Jaguar Land Rover’s test track in Gaydon, England and initial tyre tests with championship partner, Michelin in Ladoux, France.
Jaguar Racing has enlisted MS-RT, the race technology division of M-Sport, as technical operations partner for eTROPHY. It will provide on-track engineering and technical resources to deliver the ‘Arrive and Drive’ package for competitors. M-Sport is an experienced and respected automotive company and will become a valued partner to Jaguar Racing.In addition, current partner, Williams Advanced Engineering will support the eTROPHY series in various technical areas including vehicle control systems.
The eTROPHY racecars are based on the Jaguar I-PACE, and up to 20 eTROPHY cars will line up on the grid in some of the world’s great cities including Hong Kong, Rome, Paris and New York from the start of the 2018/19 series of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The full race calendar will be revealed later this year. Further news on eTROPHY teams will be announced shortly.