Electric GT Championship Confirms Pirelli as Exclusive Tyre Supplier
Electric GT (EGT) Championship has confirmed a technical partnership with Pirelli to develop the race tyres for the series.
The EGT Championship is the first ever 100 percent zero emissions GT championship. This partnership will be the first time that both slick and wet tyre compounds are supplied specifically for electric race cars.
Pirelli will become a key technology partner for the championship, supplying dedicated P Zero competition tyres to the 20 identical, race-prepared Tesla Model S version P85+ cars.
The tyres will need to perform within a different range of parameters compared to more 'conventional' racing cars, because of the unique torque characteristics of electric vehicles.
Pirelli was a natural choice of partner for the Electric GT Championship, with market leading commitment to R&D, with the goal of constant improvement in performance and safety as well as reducing environmental impact.
The Electric GT aims to create exciting racing while being environmentally friendly. The EGT Championship will travel to seven permanent European circuits including Nurburgring (Germany), Circuit Paul Ricard (France) and Donington Park (UK), as well as hosting three non-championship races events in the Americas.
About the Electric GT Championship
The championship was announced on the 9th of March 2016, with the Tesla Model S chosen for the first season, which will commence in 2017. The championship will include 10 teams, and 20 drivers, who will compete across seven races during season one.