Helbizone of the largest vehicle manufacturers for the urban micro-mobilityinvites everyone to follow the first race of the championship eSkootr Champioship. The race will be held in London on May 14 and Helbiz presented the three drivers who will compete inside theHelbiz Racing Team.
We told you about the new championship in October last year, on the occasion of the presentation of the scooter which will be used for competitions. In this phase, in fact, there will be only one model available, S1-X, provided to teams who will be able to apply their own customization.
This is a vehicle manufactured by YCOM, a leading company in the Italian Motor Valley, which has studied a specific scooter for competition. The S1-X features an aluminum and carbon fiber which allows you to contain the weight, despite the battery pack from well 1.5 kWh. The aerodynamic parts, on the other hand, are made with a 100% recyclable natural fiber.
The double engine contained inside the wheels guarantees a power of 12 kWhwhich is flanked by a boost button that offers greater thrust for overtaking on straights – a kind of DRS used in Formula 1. The equipment is completed by two 6.5-inch wheels equipped with tires of different compounds to adapt to various scenarios.
There will be three pilots of the Helbiz Racing Team, including two women. This is a choice made by the company that has always promoted inclusiveness, which is why a team with a majority female share runs under its banner. The three pilots are Sara Cambrini, Jordan Rand And Jamiel Guarchadi. The first two have a strong past experience on two wheels on their side, while the third has already demonstrated his skills in various extreme sports.
Of course, Helbiz did not neglect the topic of safety. In addition to the systems with which it has equipped the scooters supplied, the company will equip the riders with clothing designed to ensure their safety. On the other hand, the scooters in question can reach 100 km / h.
“As in any competition, the fundamental element is safety: for this reason, the vehicle on which our team races is equipped with the most advanced technologies, in order to protect every driver as much as possible, who will be equipped with clothing designed specifically for these types of tenders “commented Emanuele Liatti, Chief Product Manager of Helbiz.
Below you can consult the complete calendar of the competition which will also pass through Italy, even if at the moment some of the cities have not yet been communicated:
- May 14: London, UK;
- May 27-28: in Sion, Switzerland;
- June 17-18: in France *;
- 15-16 July: in Italy *;
- 16-17 September: in Spain *;
- October: in the USA *.
* The selected city will be communicated later.