Formula 1 racing driver Nico Hulkenberg has launched his very own ESkootr racing team for the inaugural season of the new electric scooter race series.
The 27X by Nico Hulkenberg team is one of the latest to join the new championship, which will feature 30 riders from ten different teams battling it out on a tight street circuit while riding identical 60mph+ e-scooters.
Last month, former heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua announced he would be entering his own team for the new championship.
Although Hulkenberg will not compete as a rider, the German racing driver will work behind the scenes on the promotion of the team and the series.
Hulkenberg has raced in 13 Formula 1 seasons during his career and recently stepped back into the driving seat as a stand-in for Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the beginning of this year.
The racing series says Hulkenberg is a “big fan of what the series stands for'' having followed the rise of the micromobility sector in his native Germany.
Hulkenberg hopes to use his new team to give future young racers the chance to take part in a new category of racing.
“I am excited to jump into a completely new role as team owner of 27X and to become a part of this new micromobility adventure,” said the F1 reserve driver.
“I am sure that we have a very entertaining sport in the making, with experienced motorsport experts behind it. Racing in urban cities is unique and will be a great stage to develop sustainable and a safe mobility.”
The ESkootr championship gets under way on the 13/14 May at the Printworks in London.