FIA Electro-Solar Cup race announced for UK

BBC MOTORING MAGAZINE SPONSORS ALL-ELECTRIC FIA RACE MEETING BBC Top Gear magazine is sponsoring the first-ever UK round of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) Electro-Solar World Cup at the Mallory Park motor racing circuit,...

BBC MOTORING MAGAZINE SPONSORS ALL-ELECTRIC FIA RACE MEETING

BBC Top Gear magazine is sponsoring the first-ever UK round of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) Electro-Solar World Cup at the Mallory Park motor racing circuit, near Leicester, England. The event, taking place over three days, August 26/27/28, is called The BBC Top Gear World Electric Challenge and is open to vehicles meeting the FIA regulations in the following classes:

1. Lightweight single-seater electric racing cars under 350 kilos (Karts) 2. Single-seater electric racing cars over 350 kilos 3. Homologated saloon (sedan) cars (i.e., minimum volume manufacture) 4. Electric prototypes (anything goes) 5. Electric motorcycles

The BBC Top Gear Electric Challenge is the first-ever international motor race meeting for electric vehicles to be held in the UK. There will be an electric car exhibition and opportunities to ride in the latest electric production cars.

You'll be able to see the previews and the event itself on BBC Worldwide TV's news and information channel - available on cable and satellite around the world.

If you would like to know more about BBC TV motoring programmes and BBC Top Gear magazine, take a look at the BBC Web pages <http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/bbctv/>.

We'll be previewing the race meeting on the Web, showing off our state-of-the-art electric kart; telling you what it's like to drive the ASMO, the world's fastest production electric racing kart (0-60mph in six seconds - top speed 103 mph), talking about the electric car scene in Europe, and putting up race entry details.

Ivan Berg Associate Editor New Technology BBC Top Gear magazine

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Ivan Berg BBC Top Gear magazine

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