Electric GT confirms OMP as official safety partner


The forthcoming Electric GT (EGT) Championship has that OMP will become the series’ official supplier of safety equipment.

OMP has over 40 years of experience across all fields from Formula 1 to IndyCar, touring cars and rallying. The pioneers of the world’s smallest fire extinguisher, OMP becomes the second key partner of the EGT Championship, which will commence in 2017 with 20 identical race-prepared Tesla Model S version P85+ cars running on Pirelli tyres.

The series aims to combine exciting racing with an environmentally friendly ethos. The EGT Championship will travel to seven permanent European circuits including the Nürburgring (Germany), Circuit Paul Ricard (France) and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), as well as hosting three non-championship race events in the Americas.

“Motorsport will always have an element of risk involved, so it was important for us to have a trusted partner with a first-rate track record in safety,” explained Mark Gemmell, CEO, Electric GT Championship. “OMP have proven themselves an industry-leader in this regard over the last 40 years and their unending pursuit of innovation and quality makes them an excellent fit for our ground-breaking new series.”

“OMP is an historic brand in motorsport, but our look is constantly towards the future,” added Paolo Delprato CEO of OMP. “Tesla is an innovative, new and dynamic player in the automobile world, and our partnership with the first ever all electric GT series perfectly matches our philosophy. It’s an exciting adventure for us, and we can’t wait for it to begin.”

The first race spec Tesla is presently in the final stages of development and will start an extensive test programme in the coming weeks.


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