Saturday, 14th July 2018 - Today, Sabelt announces a new technical partnership with Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, showcasing Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE.
Sabelt will provide seats, seatbelts, steering wheels and head protection nets up to 20 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars at each round of the new electric racing series, which will begin in Season 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is the support series to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and will take place the same weekend on the same city street circuits throughout the 2018/19 season. The series, which will exclusively feature up to 20 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, will give teams involved the chance to showcase talent and performance while competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport.
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Warwickshire, UK are building the racecars, and Sabelt will supply the GT-625 seat (homologation number 8862) with dedicated side joints; the steering wheel; top-of-the-range seatbelts with aluminum tension adjusters; and the head protection window net.
Sabelt joins Michelin, official tyre supplier for the championship.
Massimiliano Marsiaj, Sabelt Deputy Chairman & Business Development: “We are really proud to work with Jaguar. I think we have laid the foundation for a new and lasting collaboration. Thanks to the work of our two technical departments, we have already developed together a new racing seat. Electric cars are the future and we always want to progress with the times.”
“We’re really pleased to welcome Sabelt on board”, said Marion Barnaby, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship Manager. “They bring a huge amount of knowledge and expertise when it comes to key parts of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars.”
For more information please visit: www.jaguar.com/electrification/i-pace-e-trophy
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY
Jaguar Racing is offering complete ‘Arrive and Drive’ packages in the I-PACE eTROPHY that include:
Entry into a global championship supporting the ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Professional technical support from racecar preparation to data engineering
All global logistics for vehicles, spare parts and equipment
All tyres and consumables
All garaging on race weekends
All Championship promotion and marketing by Jaguar Racing and ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Allocated hospitality for entrants and guests
Championship racewear for each driver
Dedicated Championship television coverage
A typical race weekend will include free practice and qualifying sessions followed by a 25 minute plus 1 lap race.