A series of seven races in nine days at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport will close out the second and final season of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in August, it was announced on Wednesday.
The news coincides with the restart of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship at the same venue that will decide its 2019-20 champion.
The single-make all-electric series, which will conclude at the end of this season, will run a combination of practice, qualifying and races over the period, including a reverse grid race on Aug. 9 based on the average finishing position of the previous four Berlin races.
As confirmed by Formula E, all events will run behind closed doors.
“Having paused the season since Mexico City in February our entrants and series partners are extremely excited to watch some close all-electric racing once again in Berlin,” said series manager Mark Turner.
“We as a team are working closely with the FIA and Formula E to ensure we remain aware and compliant of the ever changing COVID-19 situation.
“We would like to thank the many people involved in trying to find a workable solution at this challenging time for sport and in particular the Formula E organizers.”
Inaugural series champion Sergio Jimenez currently leads the title race with three rounds completed.
“With so many cancelled and postponed sports at this time I am thrilled to be able to get back to the track,” the Brazilian said.
“It’s been hard having no live racing in our lives over the last few months and I think I can speak for all my fellow entrants that we are ready to give 100 percent in Berlin and provide a spectacle in front of a live TV audience.”
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Berlin Schedule:
Aug. 5 — Round 4
Aug. 6 — Round 5
Aug. 8 — Round 6
Aug. 9 — Rounds 7 & 8
Aug. 12 — Round 9
Aug. 13 — Round 10
* Subject to confirmation from FIA and Formula E.