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Drayson Racing Sets Electric Record At Goodwood

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Drayson Racing secured a podium place at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking third with the all-electric B12 69/EV.

The run up the Goodwood hill was the first high-profile run for the car since Lord Drayson took it to the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-1000kg cars three weeks ago.

The car returned to its high downforce circuit specification for Goodwood and was driven by Jonny Cocker for the weekend, who set a time of 47.34 seconds up the hill, just 0.02 seconds behind the Pikes Peak winning Peugeot 208 T16 in second place.

While taking the third fastest time of the weekend, the car also set a new electric record at the Festival of Speed, more than six seconds faster than when the car made its Goodwood debut in 2012.

“A podium finish here at Goodwood, where there are over 300 cars from many eras and racing classes competing up the hill, illustrates how swiftly we are developing electric vehicle technology through motorsport competition,” said Lord Drayson. “Clearly we have some work to do before electric beats the internal combustion engine at Goodwood. There’s always next year, though.”

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