BRSCC and Ox­ford Brookes go elec­tric

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The Bri­tish Rac­ing and Sports Car club could ex­pand to run a new elec­tric cham­pi­onship in the fu­ture af­ter forg­ing an al­liance with Ox­ford Brookes Univer­sity.

Ox­ford Brookes is work­ing on a project along­side Ital­ian chas­sis gi­ant Dal­lara to de­velop a con­cept for a new low-cost elec­tric rac­ing car, co­de­named For­mula Club-e. The de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme be­gan in 2014, and is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in 2018 with a fi­nal design con­cept for the new car due by the end of this year.

Ox­ford Brookes and the BRSCC have joined forces to share in­for­ma­tion about how race meet­ings are run with a view to adding a se­ries for the new car to the BRSCC’S port­fo­lio of cham­pi­onships in the fu­ture.

Club com­pe­ti­tions sec­re­tary Do­minic Ostrowski said: “It’s a very ex­cit­ing project. BRSCC chair­man Bernard Cot­trell and my­self vis­ited the univer­sity to see the project and the fa­cil­i­ties and it’s hugely im­pres­sive work.

“We’ll pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about how the project could work as a real cham­pi­onship. You have to take into ac­count things like bat­tery charge times, so know­ing about timetabling, or­gan­i­sa­tion and track fa­cil­i­ties in ad­vance is very use­ful.

“We’ve kept an eye on it as a club and some­thing we’d be happy to ex­plore.”

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