A new team known as TWR Techeetah has launched a late entry into this weekend’s inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in Saudi Arabia and will run Canadian racer Stefan Rzadzinski.
The deal sees ABB FIA Formula E Championship team Techeetah join the single-make series which kicks off this weekend.
The TWR name has a storied history in racing having been originally founded by Tom Walkinshaw in 1976.
“Everything happened quite late but I am really looking forward to racing in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY and with the TWR and Techeetah names,” Rzadzinski told e-racing365.
“To be part of the future of racing and of the first ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY event is so exciting. There is a lot to take in and learn but I think we can be competitive from the word go.”
Rzadzinski competed in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama this season and has previously also raced in Indy Lights and the Star Mazda Championship.
The 25-year-old attended last year’s Hong Kong E-Prix while he was in Asia testing and was recommended for the drive by Allan McNish.
“I have known Allan for a while and it was great to bounce some ideas off him and he has been super helpful with intros,” said Rzadzinski.
“I love the direction that Formula E is going in, so to be part of the paddock with the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is fantastic.
“Learning about new technology and understanding all the important messages around is stimulating because the technology is so fresh and exciting.”
“I am also a proud Canadian so I am proud to fly our flag on the international stage will be really something,”
Fellow Canadian and Techeetah’s chief commercial officer Keith Smout paid tribute to the TWR name in motorsport, saying:
“The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY represents an opportunity to expand our brand and give our team partners more marketing exposure and business to business opportunities and it’s also hugely exciting to bring back the iconic TWR name to racing.”