Electric GT Racing

12 December 2016 3:54PM

Visitors to the Europe's largest motor sport show Autosport International, held at the NEC in Birmingham next month, January 2017 will be able to learn more about an exciting new race championship, the Electric GT Championship.

The 2017 Electric GT Championship will consist of 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for 10 professional teams. The series will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the N??rburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas. Each team will race in identical race-prepared Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres.

Electric GT Championship CEO, Mark Gemmell said: "Autosport International is the key pre-season event for the motorsport industry, so it's a fantastic opportunity for us to present the innovative Electric GT Championship. We believe that by being there, we will be able to push the automotive world forwards, towards a new future."

Autosport International 2017 will be held at the Birmingham NEC on 12-15 January. For more information, visit www.autosportinternational.com.