Emma Gilmour will be Stephane Sarrazin’s teammate at Veloce Racing in the upcoming Extreme E’s Arctic X-Prix.
Veloce Racing will have a slightly different line-up for the Arctic X-Prix. It has been announced on Monday that the team’s reserve driver Gilmour will replace Jamie Chadwick as she is committed to her W Series duties.
Gilmour commented on the announcement: “I’m so excited to get started. Obviously, I have been involved with Veloce Racing in my role as Reserve Driver so far this season but now to be able to get behind the wheel and go racing is going to be incredible.
“The key is to expect the unexpected. Extreme E has proven in its first two races that anything can – and probably will – happen so I’m going to try and prepare for every eventuality.
“Stephane [Sarrazin] and Jamie [Chadwick] made an incredible comeback in Senegal after a tough opening round, I’m hoping we can keep that ball rolling into Greenland and secure more big points for the team.
“I’m under no illusions though. This is a tough series with some of the world’s best drivers on the grid. It’s going to be the biggest test of my skills to date and to do it against such a spectacular backdrop is going to make it even more special.”
Veloce Racing CEO Daniel Bailey added: “We’re delighted to be able to give Emma [Gilmour] this opportunity to race with us in Greenland. Of course, we were impressed with her abilities from the outset so we signed up as reserve driver for this kind of scenario.
“Her experience speaks for itself. She’s had a hugely successful career both globally and in New Zealand so I don’t think she’ll have any trouble getting up to speed with this new and innovative series.
“Obviously Jamie will be competing in Belgium as well so it’s going to be a very busy weekend for the team and our biggest test yet, but we’re up for the challenge!
“Stéphane and Jamie did an amazing job last time out so we want to build on that result and continue to push forward this season – Emma is the perfect person to help us do that.”
The Arctic X-Prix will take place on August 28th-29th in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.