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Exclusive Interview: Electric GT World Series CEO discusses Tesla, Elon Musk, and EV racing [News from the Frunk Ep. 59]
Posted on March 18, 2016 by Matt Pressman
For this episode of News from the Frunk, Owning Model S author Nick Howe interviews his friend, Mark Gemmell, the CEO of the newly announced Electric GT World Series. Mark Gemmell is Founder and CEO of Electric GT Holdings. Mark is an entrepreneur and philanthropist software engineer, linked to innovative technologies, communications and the Tesla Motors universe. He dedicates all his efforts to foster sustainable transport.
Image: Car Advice Australia
Electric GT World Series, the first ever 100% zero emissions super car GT championship, has chosen the Tesla Motors Model S version P85+ as base model for the 10 teams that will compete during the first season starting 2017. The Electric GT World Series starts in Europe before progressing initially to America and then Asia. All races are held on world class circuits.
In the European Season dates are being agreed for Barcelona-Catalunya, Donnigton Park, Mugello, Nurburgring, Assen, Estoril and Madrid Jarama. Future press releases will confirm the final Electric GT calendar as well as the location of the pre-race presentation.
Says Mark: “My admiration and respect for Elon Musk and everything that Tesla Motors does for the development of sustainable mobility drove me to consider the possibility of creating a championship with the Model S as a promotional platform for technology innovation, sustainable development and fossil fuel divestment. But it was when Agustín [Paya, Electric GT cofounder] and our technical team confirmed that the Model S is more than suitable for GT racing that I decided to go global with a brand new motor sport category.”
From today, right up to the presentation of the Electric GT race car and beyond, you can follow progress and news at electricgt.co and related social media accounts.
If you're thinking of buying a Tesla Model S, or already have one and want to know a little more about the car, Nick's book “Owning Model S” is available here and a free chapter is also available, simply contact us. And, please note: if you find Nick's videos or his "Owning Model S" book useful or entertaining, please use Nick's referral code when you order a Model S: http://ts.la/nick6594.