Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) will launch their ground-breaking Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric prototype racing car as part of International Motorsport Business Week on 11 January 2012 at the MIA International Low Carbon Conference.
The conference takes place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and will be headlined by Lola-Drayson B12/69EV project pioneer Lord Drayson, former Minister of Science and Innovation, alongside current Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Green.
Supporting the event’s objective of promoting environmentally-friendly technologies, Drayson Racing and technical partner Lola Group will unveil the all-electric prototype, which they are developing as a demonstration platform for a number of new technologies and potentially to set new electric vehicle speed records.
Lord Drayson, Managing Partner at Drayson Racing Technologies and President of the Motorsport Industry Association commented:
“Electric racing is really taking off with the launch of the new FIA Formula E world championship for electric racing cars planned for 2013 and we are delighted to be able to showcase at this conference the work we are doing to prepare for this exciting new championship. Electric racing is a major new business opportunity for motorsport and underlines the growing commercial potential of green racing with new drivetrains, new materials, new fuels and new aerodynamic developments that will be highlighted at the conference. It is an exciting time to be a race engineer.”
“Lola is pleased to be present at the 2012 MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference and delighted to unveil the all-electric powered Lola-Drayson B12/69EV,” commented Robin Brundle, Lola Group Managing Director. “This innovative new project will evidence several new technologies with a variety of well-known technical suppliers, to show that zero carbon, clean racing can be fast and exciting whilst offering a stimulating engineering challenge.”
The MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference is not the only opportunity to view the latest high performance engineering technology at the NEC: Autosport International, Europe’s largest motorsport trade exhibition, is International Motorsport Business Week’s headline event.
Taking place from 12-15 January 2012, Autosport International welcomes trade visitors from across the globe to showcase new motorsport technology developments. The 2011 show generated £800 million of business across four days, attracting both those within and wanting to break into the highly lucrative motorsport industry.
For more information about Autosport International and the MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference visit www.internationalmotorsportbusinessweek.com.