Electric drivers… Jaguar Racing has revealed the new wave of drivers who will take part in the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy, as the initial teams took delivery of their Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy race cars at the first official acclimatisation test at the Silverstone Stowe circuit in late September.
Cacá Bueno, Sérgio Jimenez, Simon Evans, Katherine Legge and Bryan Sellers will race in the new series to support the ABB FIA Formula E Championship consisting of the world’s first all-electric production-based race series.
Cacá Bueno, five-times winner of Stock Car Brasil, and fellow Stock Car Brasil driver Sérgio Jimenez will represent Jaguar Brazil Racing. The two-car team is co-sponsored by iCarros, Brazil’s largest online vehicle sales portal, and ZEG Environmental, a São Paolo-based company that invests in renewable energy projects and disruptive technologies.
Simon Evans, brother of Jaguar Racing’s driver Mitch Evans, also confirmed he will be racing as part of a multi-sponsor team from across the Asia Pacific region.
Katherine Legge and Bryan Sellers, driving for the US Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing team, also took delivery of their eTROPHY cars and secured some valuable test kilometres.
A team from Germany that attended the acclimatisation test are due to announce their team name and driver in the coming weeks, while drivers from other multi-car teams from China, the Middle East and Europe will also be announced shortly.
The acclimatisation test gave the teams and drivers the chance to test the all-electric race cars’ dynamic performance capabilities for the first time. Meeting the eTROPHY engineers and technicians will enable drivers to start developing race set-up and strategies ahead of the inaugural race in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in December.