Simon Evans set to shine in Electric motoracing's latest championship

Driver Simon Evans is set to continue his family legacy in Electric motoracing's newest championship.

Younger brother Mitch has already started coaching him, ahead of the inaugural I-Pace eTrophy.

Simon Evans is a multiple New Zealand Supertourers and endurance champion.

Raised on the Pukekohe track with tin top cars and loud engines it's no surprise Jaguar's latest E-car feels a lot different.

"To know how fast you're going, you have to look down at the speedo to see how quick you're going," said Simon

It's a familiar feeling for younger brother Formula E racer Mitch Evans who's jumped on board as Simon's driver-coach for the new championship.

"I better start listening, he was coaching me along and telling me what to do.

"I thought you know I better actually listen to him he's had a couple of years' experience."

The Evans name is firmly entrenched in the history of New Zealand motorsport.

But Simon's also turned to Supercars champion Shane Van Gisbergen throughout his career.

"I've been best mates with Shane for about 15 years, we went to school together and we still talk every day."

While his sights are set on his E-racing debut next month Simon will be keenly watching next weekend's Supercars decider between Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin.

”I'd like to see Shane get it; I think it'd be pretty special to be a double champion."