Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag will give the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY car its global debut at the Berlin E-Prix next weekend.
Agag will drive the car on Sat. May 19 at the Berlin Tempelhof Circuit and will be joined on track by the Gen 2 ABB FIA Formula E Championship car.
Both cars will make their race debuts in Season Five of Formula E, which will get underway in December.
“I’m honoured to drive the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar in Berlin – it’s an exciting day for not only Jaguar but the ABB FIA Formula E Championship,” commented Agag.
“When we launched the eTROPHY series I said I wanted to get behind the wheel and here we are eight months later.
“This glimpse into the future will be a special moment for the championship as we look ahead to the next generation of electric racing.”
The series will offer a complete ‘arrive and drive’ package for 20 drivers with technical support from M-Sport’s MS-RT division.
Jaguar announced last month that the car would make its debut appearance in Berlin.
“We are delighted that Alejandro will be the first person to drive the eTROPHY racecar,” said Panasonic Jaguar Racing team director James Barclay.
“He has been such a strong supporter of Jaguar following our entry into Formula E.
“Jaguar returned to racing with the mission to ‘Race to Innovate’. For Jaguar Racing this is another step on our commitment to electrification.
“We launched the Jaguar I-PACE earlier this year, which applies learnings from our time in Formula E and transfers them to the development of our electric road cars.
“Now, we will see the next step in our electrification journey as our Special Vehicle Operations team adapt the Jaguar I-PACE for the world’s first production battery electric vehicle championship.”