Jaguar has announced further details of Team Asia New Zealand, which will run Simon Evans’ car in the first season of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.
Simon Evans, brother of Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans, will compete in the championship which begins on Dec. 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
“My brother races in Formula E, and I’ve been following it for a few years now; it’s definitely the future, so it’s great to be involved,” said Evans.
“I am thrilled to be representing Team Asia New Zealand, and am grateful for the opportunity to be part of electric racing history.”
The Team Asia New Zealand eTROPHY car is sponsored primarily by the Giltrap Group of New Zealand, as well as Wearnes Automotive, and Access Group Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka; all official importers and distributors of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in their respective countries.
“The caliber of the drivers entering the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is very strong, and it’s going to make for some great racing,” added championship manager Marion Barnaby.
“We’ll be seeing experienced drivers pitted against exciting up-and-coming talent in a race that’s all down to driver ability and skill.
“Electric racing is attracting a huge range of drivers, sponsors and broadcasters, and this announcement is a great example of that.”
Evans attended the championship’s acclimation test at Silverstone in September, as well as pre-season testing at Rockingham in October, where he banked valuable test laps.