FRD successfully launched the electric racing car for the world's first e-Touring Car Challenge
Formula Racing Development Limited (FRD) has successfully launched an electric racing car for the world's first-ever e-Touring Car Challenge to be held on 8 October as a supporting race of 2016 FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix. Three-time Drivers' Champion of the China Touring Car Championship (CTCC), Andy Yan, renowned action movie star Chin Ka-lok and popular Hong Kong singer Pakho Chau were invited to experience the very first track attempt of the racing car.

Andy Yan, currently a seeded driver of the Changan Ford Racing Team, said the test result lived up to a professional's driver expectation and racing on an electric car could be as challenging and exciting as racing on other racing cars.

Electric cars will be the future as people become more conscious on environmental protection. That's why we have electric version for the Formula events. I believe there will be more electric car races in the near future”, said Chin Ka-lok, who himself is also a frequent participant of motorsport races with over 20 years racing experience.

Electric cars exude a sense of technology and driving an electric racing car is totally new to me. I hope I could have more practices before the race in October”, said Pakho after the test. Under the coaching of Andy, Pakho is expected to take part in the Clio Cup China Series before the e-Touring Car Challenge in October.

FRD will commence the full field build shortly to prepare for this one-make race. Since all cars will be modified with the same specifications, the drivers' skills will be the key to success at the race and audience are guaranteed an exciting race.