It was very encouraging recently to see electric racing embraced by the public and mainstream media with the record breaking success at the Isle of Man’s TT Zero motorcycle race.
Another innovative highly impressive electric-powered prototype will be under the spotlight soon when Drayson Racing’s Lola B12/69EV makes it’s first public running at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29 – July 1).
The B12/69EV was unveiled at this year’s Autosport International show in January where visitors were able to learn first-hand about the technical innovations behind the ground-breaking vehicle which is being developed in partnership with leading companies in the motorsport and technology industries. The appearance of the prototype at the Festival of Speed will also mark a key milestone in the car’s ongoing development programme.
Green technology pioneer Lord Drayson said that he was excited to be demonstrating the B12/69EV at the festival which had always been an important goal for the team this year.
“Having the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been a central ambition for the year. We are absolutely thrilled to have the privilege of giving our car and its innovative technology its first public appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”
“Electric racing is set to transform the future of our sport and through continued advances in technology, we now have a viable alternative to fossil fuels. The Festival of Speed attracts an outstanding number of visitors and is the perfect place for us to demonstrate our car to the public for the first time.”
Gary Axon, Goodwood’s Motorsport Press and Public Relations Manager noted the importance of showcasing future technologies and welcomed Drayson Racing to the festival.
“Goodwood Festival of Speed continues to embrace innovation and future technology, making it a regular feature of the event via our FoS-TECH Goodwood Technology Pavilion. With electric-powered racing continuing to take off, we are therefore delighted that Lord Drayson has chosen to give his remarkable car its track debut at this year’s event.”