The Paris-Berlin will return in 2023, but in electric format

The race was first held in 1901. The reissue will be organized by SRO Motorsports Group as part of the GT Experimental Tour.

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Shortly after the Paris-Rouen de 1894Considered the first race in the history of motorsports, there were a lot of competitions of this type whose main objective was to demonstrate the efficiency of cars. One of those relevant events in the early years of motor sport was the Paris-Berlin de 1901.

This test that united the capitals of France and Germany had 170 enrolled, although they finally released 110 and alone" thirty they reached the goal. The victory was for the French Henri Fournier (Mors), who completed the 1.500 kilometers in little more than 15 hours.

Porsche mission r
The electric Porsche Missior R would participate in this competition.

That same spirit that had that career carried out 120 years ago will return to our days as part of the GT Experimental Tour (GTX), organized by the company SRO Motorsports Group de Stephane ratel.

The new version of the Paris-Berlin will be held in 2023 and aims to promote electric vehicles. This reissue will combine road sections with short races and speed events throughout its seven days. Like the original race will go through Reims, Nancy, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Prague y Dresden.

The start will take place in front of the Eiffel Tower and then there will be a 20-minute race in Montlhery. In the afternoon there will be acceleration challenges on the straight of the old circuit of Reims. In fact, the idea of ​​Ratel is to visit other emblematic racetracks that are currently not active.

The entrepreneur wants to take GTX to multiple continents to create a World Tour which will also incorporate autonomous and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

For now, the Paris-Berlin in electric format will have 18 machines. So that energy is not a problem along the route there will be trucks that transport quick-charge equipment that can service six cars at the same time.

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