Virgin has announced plans to participate in the inaugural season of the Formula E championship.

Virgin has announced plans to participate in the inaugural season of the Formula E championship.

Following yesterday's calendar reveal, Formula E organizers have announced the ninth team which will take part in the first season programmed to commence on September 13, 2014 in Beijing, China. UK-based Virgin is the penultimate team to confirm its entry and will be headed by team principal Alex Tai with support coming from Virgin founder Richard Branson.

As a reminder, the other eight teams which have already confirmed their Formula E entry are: Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing, China Racing, Super Aguri, Mahindra Racing, Drayson Racing, e.dams and Audi Sport ABT. Only one team left to be revealed, and all of them are going to race with the 268 bhp Spark-Renault SRT_01E.

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Virgin announces Formula E entry