The eSkootr Championship has confirmed Murphy Prototypes as the latest team to enter the 2022 season, which starts in London this May.
The Dublin-based racing outfit, led by former Asian Formula 3 Championship driver Greg Murphy, has competed in the European Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans over the past 10 years, fielding drivers including Karun Chandhok and Brendan Hartley.
Murphy Prototypes also has an Alternative Powered Vehicles division that specialises in designing vehicles that use alternative power sources including electricity.
It becomes the fourth team to be announced ahead of the first eSC season with further teams to be revealed soon.
The inaugural eSC campaign begins on 13 May in London, with five further rounds scheduled for Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and the USA.
“Our mission at eSC is to help improve all aspects of consumer e-scooters, from safety and sustainability to accessibility and durability,” said eSkootr Championship Co-Founder and COO Khalil Beschir.
“To do this we are partnering with progressive companies like Murphy Prototypes, who share our passion for greener, healthier transportation options and a desire to explore new technologies and ideas.
“We have been speaking to Greg and his team about the advancements in electric vehicles and have been impressed by the work they are doing in Ireland and the vision they have for the future of micromobility transportation. We’re delighted to welcome another like-minded team entrant to eSC’s inaugural season.”
Greg Murphy of Murphy Prototypes added: “We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the emerging micromobility sector as we expand Murphy Prototypes’ alternative fuels capability. For us, eSC represents the perfect intersection between our sporting pedigree and advanced technology ambitions.
“With our experience in developing rising stars like Karun Chandhok and Brendan Hartley and elevating them to the professional ranks in endurance racing, we look forward to helping create a new generation of racer that will also positively impact the alternative energy and transportation sectors.”