The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series heads to the principality of Monaco for round seven on 11 May 2019. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Bryan Sellers currently leads the championship following his second victory in a rain-affected race in Paris. The top four are separated by just 20 points, the equivalent of a race victory in eTROPHY.
47-year-old French racer Anthony Beltoise will join the grid in Monaco as the Jaguar Racing VIP driver. He will be aiming to replicate the success of his father, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, who won the Monaco Grand Prix 47 years ago in 1972. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is a first for the experienced Frenchman, having never raced in an electric car before.
Beltoise’s first step into motorsport was in the Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 in 1993, before going on to win the French GT and Porsche Carrera Cup France Championships over 10 years later. He also competed at Le Mans on three occasions with a class podium in 2000.
ANTHONY BELTOISE VIP GUEST DRIVER FOR THE MONACO JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY RACE
Taking to the streets of Monaco is always a privilege and I’m eager to get on track and compete in my first ever electric race. I’m not quite sure what to expect having never raced in an electric vehicle, but the plan is definitely to move my way up the field during the race.
It will be a special occasion for my family to follow in the tyre tracks of my father who won the Monaco GP in 1972. The level of competition in eTROPHY is really high but I will definitely have my eyes on the podium. I’d like to thank Jaguar for the opportunity to compete in this innovative and history-making championship.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is the first international series for battery electric production-based cars and is a proof point of Jaguar Racing’s Race to Innovate mission. The series is now starting the second half of the European season, with the next race in Monaco on Saturday 11 May at 18:15 CET.