ZEG iCARROS JAGUAR BRAZIL
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil has strong support from ZEG Environmental, a São Paolo-based company who invest in disruptive technologies and renewable energy projects; and iCarros, Brazil’s largest online vehicle sales portal.
From Rio de Janeiro, Cacá returns for season two following a successful second place overall finish in season one. With five podiums, including three race wins, Cacá is aiming for more points and podiums this season.
Some of Cacá’s past highlights include him being a five-time winner of the Stock Car Brazil Championship and South American Super Touring Car Champion, in 1999; besides other Brazilian series titles. He competed in the TC2000, an Argentine touring car series, and ended the 2001 season in 3rd place. In recent years, he competed in the 2007 season in parallel with Stock Car Brazil.
Reigning Jaguar I‑PACE eTROPHY series winner Sérgio Jimenez is back for season two. In the inaugural season, he achieved eight podium finishes, including three race wins.
Sérgio started his career in 1994 in karting and was the first Formula Renault Brazil Champion in 2002. Since then, he has driven for Voxx Racing, Cavaleiro Racing and Hot Car Competitions in Stock Car Brasil, and for the BMW Sports Trophy Team Brazil in the Blancpain GT series. In 2018, Jimenez continued in Stock Car, hired by the newest team of the season, Squadra GForce, where he also acted as manager.
Adalberto Baptista started racing in 2008. Since then, he has competed in the Porsche Cup Brazil; the Mitsubishi Lancer Cup for three years and Renault Eurocup RS-01 for two seasons. He joins Sérgio Jimenez and Cacá Bueno as part of ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil.
JAGUAR CHINA RACING
Jaguar China Racing will field two cars this season. The team is sponsored by XCar, a Chinese automotive website providing information and reviews on cars and dealership advice.
Zhang Yaqi is a Chinese racing driver, most recently competing in Formula Pilota China with Linky Racing. Last season he secured eight podium finishes in the PRO-AM category including three race wins.
Sun Chao has extensive experience racing in China including the CTCC China Cup and R8 LMS.
He finished third overall in the 2017 & 2018 CTCC China Cup and secured race wins in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
JAGUAR RAN RACING TEAM GERMANY
The team performs under the motorsport brand of main sponsor Pro7Sat1 (a German media company), ran racing. With Magenta Sport and auto motor und sport, the team has partnerships with other German media companies. Christian Danner, ex-Formula 1 driver and head of the Jaguar Driving Academy, has been appointed sporting director for the team.
Alice Powell has previously driven in the Jaguar I‑PACE eTROPHY series as the VIP Driver for the Riyadh E-Prix in season one, finishing the race with the fastest lap time. She has recently driven in the W Series finishing in an impressive third place.
Alice was able to win the season finale at her home race in Brands Hatch. In 2010, Alice became the first woman to win a Formula Renault championship and just two years later she became the first woman to score points in the GP3 series (now FIA Formula 3 Championship).
TEAM ASIA NEW ZEALAND
Team Asia New Zealand is sponsored primarily by the Giltrap Group of New Zealand, as well as Wearnes Automotive of Singapore, and Access Group Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka; all official importers and distributors of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in their respective countries. All three sponsors share the vision and commitment towards zero emissions and a passion for motorsports.
After winning the first ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in the inaugural season, Simon Evans, brother of Jaguar Racing Formula E Team driver Mitch Evans, returns for season two. Finishing fourth overall – Simon returns to the series looking to add to his five podium finishes.
Saudi Racing was established in 2018 to promote Saudi talent and enter the Jaguar I‑PACE eTROPHY series. The team is managed by Paul Spooner, who has a long history in bringing up new talent in motorsport in the Middle East and worldwide. Saudi Racing is supported by the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia, also the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Co.
Fahad Algosaibi has a long history in racing, extending back to 2009. The 26-year old has raced in six seasons of the Porsche GT3 Challenge Middle East, third in the 24H Dubai 997 race.
MASHHUR BAL HEJAILA
Mashhur has taken part in the Formula Gulf 1000 series for two seasons, finishing an impressive third overall in 2015 and fourth in 2016.
TEAM YOKOHOMA CHALLENGE
Team Yokohama Challenge entered the season during the third round of the Jaguar I‑PACE eTROPHY series, in Mexico City. The Team is sponsored by Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, who have the objective of being carbon neutral by 2030. The company’s environmental mindset, along with supporting Takuma Aoki in participating in a sustainable race series, was reason enough to become the main sponsor of Team Yokohama Challenge.
Takuma Aoki former World Superbike and Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, joins the series in Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) modified eTROPHY car with specially designed hand-controls. The Japanese racer created history as the first disabled person to compete in an international electric race series in Mexico City on 15 February 2020.
HOW IT WORKS
Following on from last season, we are very excited to offer an opportunity for a VIP driver to race a Jaguar I‑PACE eTROPHY in each city where our series is held. It allows for a range of competition throughout the series and adds to the suspense for each new city.