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Jaguar Racing has confirmed its new I-Pace based racer will make its global public debut in Berlin ahead of the FIA Formula E Berlin E-Prix in May. The British manufacturer has confirmed the I-Pace will do a demonstration lap of the Tempelhof Airport circuit ahead of it featuring in a new one-make international production-based electric vehicle series that will serve as a support spectacle to Formula E starting from next season.
Jaguar has yet to announce just who exactly will drive the car in Berlin, but leading candidates have to be Jaguar Racing’s contracted Formula E drivers, Nelson Piquet Jr, Mitch Evans, and Ho-Ping Tung. “We are excited to reveal the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race car in Berlin and demonstrate its dynamic capabilities for the first time,” said Jaguar Racing director James Barclay. “The team at Jaguar Racing and Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) are building the key foundations for the incredibly exciting championship and we are pleased with the progress of our test and development program, which has included a successful tire test with our partner Michelin.”
Jaguar Racing also announced that M-Sport has been named the technical operations partner for the eTROPHY. M-Sport are the same folks responsible for running and building Ford’s WRC and Rallycross cars and will provide on-track engineering and technical resources in order to deliver an ‘Arrive and Drive’ package for competitors. The I-Pace has already undergone a successful shakedown at Jaguar’s test track in England, along with completing initial tire tests with championship partner Michelin, in France. Up to 20 cars will line up on the grid prior to Formula E races starting next season which kicks off in December.