After unveiling its Tesla Model S P85+ modified for track racing last week, Electric GT, the all-Tesla and all-electric racing championship, started adding new race car drivers to its drivers club. The racing series has now 4 confirmed professional racers, after the announcement this week of their first American driver: the experienced race car driver, Tesla owner, and environmental activist, Leilani Münter.
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Münter, who is currently racing in the ARCA racing series, joins IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson, Pro Mazda driver Vicky Priria, and former GP2 Series driver Dani Clos. Münter is definitely a great fit for the championship considering she has been involved with Tesla for a few projects, including recently with the documentary Racing Extinction by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos.
She is already known within the Tesla community for fighting against the ban on Tesla’s direct sales model on two separate occasions. She herself owns a Model S, which is powered by a solar array at her house in North Carolina. As you can see from the picture above, she loves her Tesla.
As a long time environmental activist and professional race car driver, there’s hardly a better match than an all-electric GT championship.
As we reported last week, Electric GT will begin in 2017. A season will tour seven major European circuits including Circuit de Catalunya and Nürburgring. A race weekend will consist of a 20-minute practice session and 30-minute qualifying session on the first day, followed by a 37-mile (60km) daytime race and another 37-mile race at dusk.
Featured Image: Leilani Münter with her Tesla Model S