BRSCC and Oxford Brookes go electric
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.”