First-ever international electric race scooter championship
The championship, which will hold its first event in 2021, will race specially developed high-speed electric scooters in the heart of major cities, and has been developed to make international motorsport more accessible, affordable and sustainable than ever before.
Conceived as an all-new electric sporting category, the series will also promote the cost, convenience and sustainability benefits of micromobility within the rapidly changing electric mobility landscape.
The series – officially the eSkootr Championship - has been co-founded by a group led by motorsport entrepreneur CEO Hrag Sarkissian and COO Khalil Beschir, a Formula 1 broadcaster and former A1 GP racing driver.
The business is further supported through its collaboration with Formula E racer and UN Ambassador Lucas di Grassi, and former F1 driver Alex Wurz.
AN INTERNATIONAL SERIES FOR PROFESSIONAL RACERS
The inaugural eSkootr Championship™ season will kick off in 2021 at a series of specially designed urban venues in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan and progressive cities.
Professional eSC teams and riders will use high-speed, purpose-built race scooters capable of speeds reaching 100km/h (60mph). The eSC has already partnered with a recognized high-technology provider on the spec of its first race model and will reveal the prototype later this year.
The category’s affordability removes the high barrier to entry seen in most other motorsport series, and its versatility means the series can recruit from a truly diverse cross-section of competitors – including racing drivers, cyclists, skaters, snowboarders, motorcyclists, and even esports racers.
ADDING PURPOSE TO MICROMOBILITY
At the heart of the eSC is the central belief that micromobility is perfectly suited to our times.
For young people and those on a budget, it provides an affordable transportation solution with zero emissions. In a post COVID urban landscape, micromobility offers an escape from congestion, an escape from pollution, and an escape from car dependency.
ESC: A CHAMPION FOR CHANGE
The eSC will champion safer, smarter and more sustainable micromobility choices.
At each venue city, the series will bring together representatives from government, industry and civil society to help define policies and practices to build a more sustainable and deliverable vision of future urban transportation.
It will show how densely populated areas can efficiently build protected, sustainable city networks where escooters, ebikes and bicycles all share space together.
And it will introduce a fresh mobility landscape to city commuters who have spent decades traveling clogged and congested routes by motor car.
Lucas di Grassi, eSC Sustainability Ambassador
“The world is changing, and everything in our society reflects that dynamic change – whether it is anticipated or unexpected. Of course, motorsport is not removed from that conversation, and we’ve already seen ways in which the sport has started to develop in order to better serve both its competitors and its audience.
“Exploring the future landscape of mobility through motorsport is a fascinating concept – particularly in a post-coronavirus world. In defining the initial goals of the Electric Scooter Championship, we quickly realized that the notion of a pioneering, innovative and fully sustainable category was a real and interesting proposition.
Hrag Sarkissian, eSkootr Championship™ CEO and co-founder
Khalil Beschir, eSkootr Championship™ COO and co-founder
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