JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN

31 July 2020

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY returns to Berlin, next week, to complete the series in a unique ‘Lockdown Showdown’. Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit will play host to seven races in nine days with three different track layouts. The series will witness three VIP drivers join the grid for the final races - Michelin VIP driver, Oli Webb, W Series and Diriyah VIP driver, Abbie Eaton and Austrian Journalist, Sven Förster.

  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – the world’s first all-electric touring car race series returns for the final seven races in Berlin on 5 August
  • Three VIP drivers to join the grid throughout the nine-day period. Oli Webb, Michelin Ambassador, joins the grid for 5 and 6 August
  • Abbie Eaton and Sven Förster will complete the VIP driver line up with Abbie Eaton joining the grid for rounds 6, 7 and 8 and Sven Förster racing in rounds 9 and 10
  • Nick Foster and Gregory Segers will replace Yaqi Zhang and Chao Sun for Jaguar China Racing
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen will fill in for Mashhur Bal Hejaila for Saudi Racing
  • Super Sunday – 9 August will feature two eTROPHY races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ round 8 race
  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY races to be streamed live and free via on youtube.com/jaguarcars direct to smart TVs

Sérgio Jimenez is currently leading the series, six points ahead of Simon Evans, after his second win in Mexico City in February.

Australian Nick Foster and Frenchman Gregory Segers will replace Yaqi Zhang and Chao Sun for Jaguar China Racing. Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing driver from season one, will return to the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY to replace Mashhur Bal Hejaila.

The first race will commence on Wednesday 5 August at 16:45 CET as the official support series to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

After a couple of months of working closely with the FIA and Formula E we’re very excited to get the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY back on track in Berlin next week. The Tempelhof circuit will host the most intense season finale in motorsport history and we’re looking forward to crowning our two champions. With 146 points still available and ‘Super Sunday’, with two races including our first ‘Reverse Grid’ round, the I-PACE eTROPHY will provide great entertainment for all our fans. We have a fantastic driver line-up, with the addition of a few new faces in Berlin, and are looking to the end the series on a high.

Mark Turner
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series Manager

The nine days in Berlin will be like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It’s going to be a concentrated period of racing, we’re going to need to be very careful and maximise damage limitation. With seven races to go there are lots of points available but it’s also going to be mentally challenging. I’ve been in Europe for a month now and I’ve been preparing to head back to the racetrack. As I’m currently leading the Series and I’m hoping to leave Berlin as the reigning champion of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

Sérgio Jimenez
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Driver

I’m really looking forward to coming back to the Tempelhof circuit. It’s going to be very intense travelling from New Zealand, but after nearly six months out of the seat, I’d travel anywhere in the world to get racing again. I had great speed in the first three rounds and hopefully I can keep that rolling into Berlin. It’s an extremely unique format - three circuit layouts across the nine days is going to be very different to anything I’ve ever done before. This is going to be an event I won’t forget. In 10 years’ time I’ll look back and remember how special it was to be a part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY ‘Lockdown Showdown’. I’m in the hunt for the championship and I hope Mitch and I can walk away from Berlin at the top of both championships.

Simon Evans
Team Asia New Zealand Driver

2020 has been unimaginable. The whole world has stopped for long time due to Covid-19 and we have all had time to reflect. I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and respect to doctors and medical workers around the world. I’ve had many days where I felt anxious and a sense of uncertainty, but I am ready and excited to be racing again in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Berlin. I race for Team Yokohama Challenge as the team name is a symbol of overcoming adversity. I hope the world is restored to normality soon as I hope everyone in the world has a reason to smile again soon.

Takuma Aoki
Team Yokohama Challenge Driver
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN

It’s great to be offered an opportunity to race in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric touring car series. This will be my first time in an electric racecar and I can’t thank Jaguar China Racing enough. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the I-PACE eTROPHY has to offer. Racing a different car, being in a different paddock and checking out Formula E first-hand is going to be amazing. Missing the first three rounds won’t make it easy to fight for the championship but with all of the races being held in Berlin, in such close proximity and with track layout changes, I’ll hopefully have a good chance to strive for points and podiums.

Nick Foster
Jaguar China Racing Driver

I am delighted to take part in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race series in Berlin. It is a fantastic opportunity to be racing in an event that is shaping the future of motorsport. I have been a strong supporter of electric racing since the beginning of the Formula E adventure. Being on the grid of the Berlin 2020 event is a huge privilege that I hope to transform into a good result for the Jaguar China Racing team.

Greg Segers
Jaguar China Racing Driver
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY RETURNS FOR SEVEN RACE LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN

Berlin – Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Calendar

Round 4 - Wednesday 5 August at 16:45 CET

Round 5 - Thursday 6 August at 16:45 CET

Round 6 - Saturday 8 August at 16:45 CET

Rounds 7 & 8 - ‘Super Sunday’ 9 August – 2 races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ race at 11:20 CET and16:45 CET

Round 9 - Wednesday 12 August at 16:45 CET

Round 10 - Thursday 13 August at 16:45 CET

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY

After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2016, Jaguar created the world’s first all-electric touring car race series for a production car – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, the all-electric series gives drivers of the future and established racers a chance to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport. After making history in the inaugural season, the groundbreaking series will see up to 20 identical Jaguar I-PACE battery electric racecars on the grid in 10 races, across eight global cities.

New for season two is the introduction of ATTACK MODE providing an extra 20% in torque and power for a specified duration (defined at race) providing increased race strategy and additional overtaking opportunities.

The series supports the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle, and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s future electrification strategy, commitment to electric street racing and the team’s mission of ‘Fearless Progress’.

 

 

 

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY partners include official tyre supplier Michelin, official charging partner ABB, technical partner Sabelt, official clothing supplier One All Sports, official racewear supplier Alpine Stars and official logistics partner DHL.