Jaguar Racing has announced its first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY partner, with Michelin joining as Official Tyre Supplier ahead of the series debut season later in the year.
During an on-stage appearance at Autosport International, Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay revealed that leading motorsport tire supplier Michelin will provide tires for all 20 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars at each round of the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars.
Michelin supplies tires to a host of leading motorsport series including the FIA Formula E Championship, FIM MotoGP, FIM Moto-e World Cup, FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will now join this impressive line-up.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) was recently announced as the first team to enter the series. With Michelin added, the world’s first production-based electric vehicle race series is gaining global recognition ahead of the first race in late 2018.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is the support series to the 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 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 Racing is thrilled to have such an established motorsport partner like Michelin joining the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY and we’re confident they will help us to deliver a successful and exciting series. Since the global announcement in September and the reveal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as the first team in November 2017, there has continued to be positive interest and we look forward to announcing more partners and teams over the following months.