WEBB LATEST TO JOIN EGT DRIVERS’ CLUB
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The Electric GT Championship, the world’s first 100% zero-emissions GT championship announces Oliver Webb as one of its newest members of the EGT Drivers’ Club.
World Endurance Championship LMP1 racer Webb is confirmed for the inaugural EGT season, which will utilise the Tesla Model S P100D.
Webb will join other EGT Drivers’ Club members; Stefan Wilson, Vicky Piria, Dani Clos, Leilani Munter, Tom Coronel, Alice Powell, Tom Onslow-Cole, Ricardo Teixeira, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Kevin Ceccon and Stephen Cox, in entering the ‘Age of Light’, using sustainable power to protect future generations.
Oliver Webb said: “I’m very excited to be part of such a new world of racing. I’m looking forward to my first run in the Tesla Model S P100D to experience what the future of GT racing could be.”
Electric GT Championship CEO Mark Gemmell added: ”It’s great to be bringing in two fantastic drivers in Emma and Oliver. Both share our vision of a more sustainable future and offer things that we consider to be very important in achieving our goal. We are now fast-approaching the 20 drivers and interest over the New Year continues to rise!”
On 12-15 January, the EGT Championship will be presented at the world-famous Autosport International and will be on show in the Live Action Arena. For more information on EGT’s involvement at the show, head over to www.autosportinternational.com.
The EGT Championship will consist of 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for 10 professional teams in identical Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres. EGT will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nürburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas.
About Oliver Webb – @oliverjameswebb
Webb, 25, from Manchester, England, climbed the motorsports ladder to land himself an LMP1 drive in 2016 and continues to expand his horizons. The Brit enjoyed a successful junior career in single-seaters, beating Sauber F1 driver Felipe Nasr to finish third in the British Formula 3 Series, before turning to endurance racing. In his first season of prototype racing he won the European Le Mans Series and recorded a class podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Webb also won the highly regarded Dubai 24 Hours in 2015, which fellow EGT driver Onslow-Cole also competed in.
About Electric GT Championship – New zero-emissions motorsport category promoting sustainable mobility
The championship was announced on 9 March 2016, with the Tesla Model S P100D chosen for the first season, which will get underway in 2017. There will be 10 teams and 20 drivers, who will compete across seven races during season one. Weekends will consist of a 20-minute practice session, 60-minute qualifying, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km). Each round will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits. Fans will be able to stream races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms.