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E-Racing: A Greener, Cleaner Race To The Finish Line

July 2018


Laia Sanz, new CUPRA brand ambassador

This weekend, the Formula E Racing season draws to a close in New York City. After a successful run in ten cities around the world, the electric cars will compete for one last time on the Brooklyn Circuit. The global insurer Allianz has chosen the occasion of the race finale as a celebration of its Global Explorer Program. Building on the company´s partnerships with The Museum of Modern Art and the global ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Allianz has created an immersive virtual reality experience for museum visitors and race fans alike. You can read more about it here: https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/latest-news/all/allianz-concludes-formula-e-race-season-in-new-york-city-with-celebration-of-art-and-technology/s/3d5dd3d5-849a-406f-914c-26032b3335eb


SEAT's newly launched car brand CUPRA is also reinventing e-competition racing at lightning speed.  It test-drove its e-Racer for the first time in Zagreb, Croatia, and believe it or not, the battery pack on this fully electric touring racecar is made up of 6,072 round cell batteries, which is equivalent to a battery for 9,000 mobile phones. Read more here: https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/latest-news/all/the-electric-touring-racecar-cupra-e-racer-drives-for-the-first-time-on-a-race-track/s/60577341-47ba-4acd-b51b-9a782f9bdca1


Meanwhile, CUPRA challenged MotoGP riders Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo to take the competition car for a spin. What was it like? According to Andrea: “The CUPRA TCR is extremely powerful, I love how it feels to drive“. Both riders agree that although they don’t have to lean their machine into the asphalt, they feel the same adrenaline rush. Find out more: https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/latest-news/all/dovizioso-and-lorenzo--at-the-wheel-of-the-cupra-tcr/s/a94727b3-71a5-49a2-a6aa-a1c5c5171ca6


Now, if you want to see the e-Racer in action, don’t miss the 24 Hours of Barcelona endurance race on the Barcelona-Cataluña circuit (8-9 September) which will see Motorcycle racer Laia Sanz race a CUPRA TCR alongside Jordi Gené, Alba Cano and Francesc Gutierrez. For all the details, click on the link that follows: https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/latest-news/all/laia-sanz--new-cupra-brand-ambassador/s/25a16618-a7f4-4319-aab2-79ab048bf2ed


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