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Jaguar I-Type 2 to Make UK Hill Climb Appearance

Jaguar I-Type 2 to make UK public debut at Shelsley Walsh hill climb in August…

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The Jaguar I-Type 2 will make its UK public debut at the Shelsley Walsh hill climb on Aug. 12 following the car’s retirement from ABB FIA Formula E Championship competition.

The run will coincide with the 113th anniversary of the first hill climb at the Worcestershire venue in western England.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans will drive the car at Shelsley Walsh, going in the footsteps of previous competitors including Stirling Moss, Derek Bell and Andy Priaulx.

“I am looking forward to driving the Jaguar I-Type 2 up the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb,” commented Evans.

“We have a lot of hill climbs back home in New Zealand but this is the most famous and historic. My all electric race car should be well suited to the challenge and I’m intrigued to see what my time will be.

“I look forward to seeing our friends from GKN Driveline and meeting some UK fans.”

Antony Harper, chairman of the Midland Automobile Club, added: “To have technologically advanced cars at Shelsley is something we’re used to, but this is going to be something unique and very special to see come to the start line even in the 113 year history of the hill.

“Hill climbing has naturally had many innovative cars racing in the sport but the Jaguar I-Type 2 Formula E car is something no one has ever seen against the clock so there will be a huge amount of interest following Mitch up the hill.

“To have the ongoing support from GKN Driveline and a 2018 works team present on the very 113th birthday of the hill climb is something we’re all looking forward to here.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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