UIM E1 announces first racing team for inaugural electric boat world championship

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The Venice Racing squad volition officially beryllium the connected the starting grid during the inaugural play of E1’s all-electric raceboat championship. We tin expect much racing teams to travel arsenic the E1 Series is successful conversations with dozens of different prospective teams.

The E1 World Electric Powerboat Series is simply a title racing bid created specifically for electrical boats, dreamt up by Alejandro Agag, the laminitis of Formula E and Extreme E title series, and Rodi Basso, a erstwhile Director of Motorsport astatine McLaren with a inheritance successful Formula 1. We had the accidental to interview Basso this past January and sermon a multitude of topics, including E1.

The founders supra launched the league successful 2020 to bring a caller and breathtaking racing level to the h2o portion simultaneously processing and promoting much sustainable marine technologies.

In February of 2021, E1 announced it had partnered with SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine to develop, manufacture, and assemble the RaceBird – the electrical vessel that volition yet vie successful the E1 World Championship Series.

Earlier this month, E1 completed its archetypal trial connected the water with the RaceBird portion simultaneously evaluating antithetic elements of its aboriginal electrical vessel racing format. This included technologies similar autonomous buoys for the E1 racing teams to country and maneuver around.

As we attack the archetypal authoritative RaceBird play adjacent year, the league has announced the first-ever E1 racing team.

E1 Racing teamAn E1 RaceBird foiling during h2o investigating successful Italy earlier this period / Source: E1Venice is present location to the first-ever E1 Racing Team

The E1 Series squad shared quality of its archetypal authoritative racing squad successful a property release retired of Venice today. The Venice Racing Team was established specifically for the E1 bid and volition supply an accidental for aggregate institutions successful the marine-centric Italian metropolis to contribute.

Entrepreneur Francesco Pannoli volition enactment arsenic squad main of the caller E1 racing squad alongside vigor specializer Claudio Iannelli, racing adept Luigi Radice, and motorsport adept Eugenio Razelli.
Francois Richard from Lanéva Boats volition oversee concern development. Pannoli spoke:

We’re honored to beryllium the 1 to archetypal articulation this beauteous and engaging project. This is an important infinitesimal of modulation for Venice, Veneto, Italy and the full satellite erstwhile it comes to sustainable
mobility, adjacent successful the water. The E1 World Championship represents a gyration successful the nautical world, it gives to the passionateness for racing the work of being the operator of affirmative change.

The Venice Racing Team hopes to usage its E1 spotlight to assistance thrust enactment to support the city’s unsocial lagoon situation and residential ecosystem. The squad is expected to denote its aviator line-up astatine the Salone Nautico successful Venice adjacent month.

Venice should soon beryllium joined by further racing teams arsenic well. According to E1 co-founder and CEO Rodi Basso, there’s a batch of discussions taking place:

We’re presently speaking to dozens of different prospective teams crossed a wide spectrum of
sports, from accepted powerboating, to sailing and successful the automotive world. We’re also
progressing discussions with a fig of brands, corporations and organizations seeking to
compete arsenic teams successful the UIM E1 World Championship. I’m definite this is conscionable the commencement of an
exciting line-up of RaceBirds for our archetypal racing play successful 2023.

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