The top tier of global motorsport was too dependent on money and not enough to care for our environment. In response, the eSkootr Championship (eSC) will be a global, intense, highly competitive, affordable and environmentally friendly motorsport championship, contested by highly skilled, brave athletes from around the world – on high-performance scooters!
The racing professionals are “selected from a really diverse cross-section of competitors – including racing drivers, cyclists, skaters, snowboarders, motorcyclists and even esports racers.”
Electric scooters racing in the eSkootr championship
Participants’ racing scooters will certainly not be ordinary scooters that can be bought almost anywhere. These are specially built high-speed scooters (100 km / h), which are intended exclusively for professional motorsport at the highest level. Accordingly, the people who ride them have to be world class athletes, the best of the best.
The scooters will be electric. “The eSC has already entered into a partnership with a recognized high-tech supplier for the specification of its first racing model.” Because they are scooters, they literally and figuratively offer a small footprint that is and advocates a sustainable urban mode of transport that does not require the ever-growing belt of congested, multi-lane roads.
The racetracks are conveniently located in the heart of the big cities and are easy to get to for spectators. The eSC will present sustainable urban transport in densely populated areas, “in which escooters, e-bikes and bicycles share the space”. Government, industry and civil society representatives will gather in each venue city to help set the guidelines and practices to build and implement this vision of the future of urban transport.
Race in the eSkootr championship
The eSkootr championship was inspired by the best that professional motorsport has to offer. COO is the Formula 1 broadcaster and former A1 GP racing driver Khalil Beschir with the support of the Formula E racing driver and UN ambassador Lucas di Grassi and the former Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz. Dr. Cristiana Pace – whose motorsport career spans over 20 years and is one of the world’s leading motorsport sustainability agencies – has been named “Chair of the Sustainability Commission,” which will oversee the growth and development of sustainable and environmental practices within the series and through its technical partnerships . “
Hrag Sarkissian, CEO and co-founder of the eSkootr Championship: “The eSC will define how micromobility and motorsport can and should work together – not only by making the partnership completely environmentally friendly, but also to dynamically accelerate concepts and ideas that drive mobility can be redesigned for every level of society. “
Race in the eSkootr championship
Khalil Beschir, COO of the eSkootr Championship and co-founder, explained the creation of the eSC as follows: “After recognizing the potential for the growth of micromobility and escooters, we spent several years developing a concept and vision for the Electric Scooter Championship develop. More recently, the coronavirus has evolved the conversation about how we can do things better. how we can make effective and meaningful changes that will have a positive impact on our cities and the people around us. “With the creation of the eSC, we wanted to celebrate the concept of mobilizing cities and freeing people trapped in a transport system that is no longer working properly. By aligning this with a new category of motorsport that works for both participants and audiences, we can accelerate a collective conversation about mobility that will take us well into the future. If we race, it will be a means to change motorsport and mobility forever. “
ESC safety ambassador and former Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz said: “As a racing driver, I want to create a series that has the thrill and intensity of the motorsport series that we all grew up with, but the costs and responsibility that make them accessible and appeal to everyone. “
Lucas di Grassi, Formula E racing driver and eSC sustainability ambassador, explains: “As we have already seen with Formula E, there is considerable scope for disruptions in the field of electromobility – both on and off the track. And as the discussion about micromobility increases, the electric scooter championship is perfectly positioned to amplify the benefits of clean, sustainable transportation solutions in our daily lives. “
For more information about the eSkootr championship, its first race in 2021, how to become a driver and much more, please visit www.eSC.live
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