First ever electric race held at Silverstone this weekend

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In the year that Silverstone celebrates its 75th anniversary, it was a day of firsts: the first electric race at the circuit, Silverstone’s first electric vehicle race winner and the first electric lap record, with two wheels beating race cars to take the accolade.

The two FIM ENEL MotoE™ World Championship races at the Monster Energy British MotoGP™ Grand Prix at Silverstone today marked a historic milestone for the track, with the first-ever electric-powered races at the famous circuit, 74 years after the first motorcycle race took place here.

Randy Krummenacher, winner of the first MotoE race at Silverstone and Silverstone’s first electric race winner, is joined in the record books by Mattia Casadei, who set the first official Silverstone lap record for an electric vehicle with a lap time of 2:10.884 on the Grand Prix circuit in qualifying. Casadei also went on to take the second MotoE victory of the day on Saturday.

Stuart Pringle
Managing Director, Silverstone

“As the home of British motorsport we have committed to putting sustainability at the heart of all we do at Silverstone and the MotoE race today marked a key milestone in our Shift to Zero journey. This was the first fully electric race we have run in our 75 year history and is a big step forward as we continue to lead the way with smarter and cleaner solutions of operating.”

Nicolas Goubert
FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship Executive Director

“It’s an honour for MotoE to take this place in Silverstone’s 75-year history as we make our first visit to the track. MotoE is a sustainable path of innovation that continues to push the boundaries at the same time as creating an incredible spectacle – just like Silverstone – and we’re very proud to be the first electric race ever held at such an iconic circuit.”

In July 2022 Silverstone announced its Shift to Zero strategy, an ambitious ten-year venue and facility investment plan that puts sustainability at the centre of its operations. Key achievements in the first twelve months include the installation of 2,764 solar panels on the roof of the Wing International Conference and Exhibition Centre, the switch to a cleaner energy provider, the arrival of 30 electric vehicle charging stations at the circuit and a move to have all generators operating on bio fuel.

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