Electric GT Championship has announced three more drivers and a new car.
Jeroen Bleekemolen, Kevin Ceccon and Stephen Fox are the latest drivers, who has been announced for the new electric championship.
Dutch racer Bleekemolen has been driving in almost every racing series in the world. For many years he was seen as a Porsche specialist, but he has driven Mercedes GT cars, DTM cars, Dodge Viper, A1GP and a lot more. In 2016 he basically had a race every single weekend of the year, and did six 24 Hour races – just in 2016!
Kevin Ceccon has so far raced mostly in single-seaters. In 2011 he won the Auto GP championship and since then tested Formula 1 for Toro Rosso. He has also participated in GP3 and GP2 series, before he had a start in the European Le Mans Series in 2016. Now he will have a new chance to show is speed in the Electric GT Championship.
The American Stephen Fox is from Indianapolis, and when you are from that city, you are pretty much born into motorsport. He has been test driver for Mitsubishi USA, but now he is in the media business where his company Sopwith Motorsport Television Productions are producing TV programmes for NBC and Fox Sports among others.
These three will join the other eight drivers who are already announced. When the series was initially launched, it was the plan to drive with the Tesla Model S P85+, and that is what all the testing so far has been done with. But when the season really kicks off, it will be with the Tesla Model S P100 model. That model is much faster than the P85+ model, and will hopefully bring even more exciting racing.
The former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok has also had an test in the P85+ model in Barcelona, had spoke very highly about it. He has previous electric racing experience from the FIA Formula E championship, but this time it was in a car with a roof over his head.
Now we have to wait until next week, where the series has promised to release even more news, while participating at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham.