Tesla-based electric GT series reveals eight-round 2018/19 calendar

The Electric GT organisation has released an eight-round calendar for the inaugural season of the Electric Production Car Series, which is scheduled to begin in November 2018

Tesla-based electric GT series reveals eight-round 2018/19 calendar

The spec Tesla series, which has been sanctioned by the FIA, will get underway at the Jerez circuit on 3-4 November 2018 before taking in rounds at Paul Ricard, the Nurburgring, Assen, Silverstone and the Algarve circuit.

Two rounds are yet to have assigned circuits, although it is understood that discussions are ongoing with tracks located outside Europe.

Each EPCS round will be supported by dedicated eKarting and eSports series.

"This is a very exciting day for all of us who have worked so hard behind the scenes to prepare for our inaugural season," said Electric GT CEO Mark Gemmell.

"Without a doubt, we have secured some of the most exciting European tracks for our first season of the Electric Production Car Series and this gives us a great platform to further expand the championship.

"We have received a great deal of interest from circuits around the world excited by the possibilities that electric racing brings.

"We've got lots more news to come very soon."

Ahead of the first round, the teams competing in the EPCS will take part in a practice event at the Pau Arnos circuit, which will take place behind closed doors.

Subsequent rounds will consist of one 20-minute practice session, an hour-long qualifying, a 60-kilometre day race and a dusk race at the same distance.

Electric GT is "currently in open discussions with several investors to close the first institutional fundraising round and complete the project's financing before its definitive launch this autumn", according to an official statement.

Provisional calendar dates

November 3-4 Jerez
TBA (February/March 2019) Paul Ricard
TBA (May) TBA
June 29 Nurburgring
July 20-21 Assen
TBA (September) Silverstone
TBA (September) TBA
October 12-13 Algarve

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