WILSON AND PIRIA BECOME ELECTRIC GT DRIVER’S SELECTION CLUB INAUGURAL MEMBERS
The Electric GT Championship, the world’s first 100 per cent zero emissions GT championship, today confirms Stefan Wilson and Vittoria ‘Vicky’ Piria as the inaugural members of the EGT Driver’s Selection Club.
First announced in April 2016, the Electric GT Driver’s Selection Club is a prestigious selection of professional drivers with backgrounds at the highest level of international motorsports, who support and project the values of sustainability on which the championship is based. These “Electric Heroes”, admitted for their courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities, will play an important part in accelerating towards a new era, "The Age of Light" when the series gets underway in 2017.
The Driver’s Club will consist of 20 male and female racers competing in identical raceprepared EGT Teslas, based on the fastest zero-emissions production car in the world, he Model S P85+. The rear-wheel drive EGT race car is fully equipped with the most advanced competition safety systems available today, developed by OMP, as well as high performance tires exclusively manufactured for EGT by world leading brand Pirelli.
GP3 graduate Piria, aged 22 from Italy, and Indy 500 starter Wilson, an advocate of solar energy usage and former winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, aged 26 from the UK, are both excellent additions to the EGT series and will be joined by further exciting names to be announced in due course.
Mark Gemmell, Electric GT Championship CEO, said: “We are delighted to announce Stefan and Vicky as the first members of the Electric GT Driver’s Selection Club. It means a lot to us to allow professional racing drivers to join our quest to promote sustainable transport with our innovative zero emissions GT championship, so to have such talented and distinguished pilots on board from the very start is a very positive step.”
Agustín Payá, Electric GT Championship ESVP, added: “We are happy to have Stefan and Vicky on board as our first EGT drivers. Both have proven themselves extremely capable in other forms of racing and we look forward to seeing them get the best out of the EGT Tesla Model S, which has completed extensive testing already.”
The championship will race at seven permanent European circuits including the Nurburgring (Germany), Circuit Paul Ricard (France) and Circuit de BarcelonaCatalunya (Spain), as well as competing at three non-championship race events in the Americas.