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Autosport International, Europe's largest motorsport show, is held at the NEC in Birmingham and makes the perfect stage for the Electric GT championship.

12 Dec 2016 | International News : U.K.

Visitors to Autosport International will have the chance to witness the debut of the exciting new Electric GT (EGT) championship at Europe's premier pre-season motorsport show. A number of big announcements are expected to take place at the event including news of more drivers set to compete in the series in 2017, along with several high profile brand ambassadors.

Together with these highly anticipated announcements, EGT will also have the modified Tesla Model S P85+ race machine on display in Hall 6 on Stand 6250. Visitors are in for a further treat as this first-ever fully electric GT car will make a number of dynamic appearances within the Live Action Arena.

With eight drivers already announced, a number of the new 'Electric Heroes' will be presented at Autosport International. The 2017 EGT Championship will consist of 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for 10 professional teams. Each team will race in identical race-prepared Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres.

The series will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nurburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas.

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