About ERA Racing School

Racing is not only about being fast on track. There are so many more determining factors in a racedriver's career. Some can be influenced by yourself, some are not in your hands. ERA Racing School helps and supports young and ambitious pilots to become more complete, well prepared, professional race drivers. A successful career is not only determined by raw speed. It is also about gathering the right people around you, about making the right choices and taking the logical steps along the path you’re following.

Xavier Maassen is a professional racedriver for over 20 years. He raced in Formula Renault 3.5, FIA GT, the Blancpain Endurance series and many successes in the biggest 24 hour races, like Le Mans, Spa and Nurburgring. Xavier was also twice champion in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. Xavier is co-owner and manager of ERA Racing School. Sharing his knowledge and experience and helping (young) race drivers find their way in professional racing is why Xavier initiated ERA Racing School.

ERA is a classic racing school, with a lot of attention for improvement of racing skills, but also for media and sponsorship training, financing and nutrition. Xavier wants to provide young race drivers with a fair and square image of the exciting world of racing. Participants can expect honest advice from a driver who already ‘walked the track’.

ERA Racing School is also a game changer. For example, it is the world’s first electric racing school. That does not mean participants will only be prepared for racing in electric series. The skills you learn will be useful in all series and classes, from karting to formula racing. It is inevitable and logical that the future of motorsports will be in more eco-friendly and sustainable race classes. ERA Racing School acknowledges and embraces this development. Last but certainly not least, ERA is very much about the fun and thrills of racing. 

The car

ERA Championship not only showcases the best upcoming drivers. It is also a unique platform to demonstrate a range of cutting-edge electric vehicle technologies and the power of an electric future.

210km/h top speed

130KW - 170HP

24 kWh battery

+25min of track time


Made in Japan 650 kg


ERA Racing School: passion for racing

Go to all activities

ERA Racing School stands for:


Enabling innovative technology to be researched, developed and implemented in a highly competitive, visible, cost-effective, and accessible platform.

Ensuring we undertake our own actions towards becoming more sustainable as a sporting series in an honest and transparent way.


Ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in a sport they love.

We know motorsport has a long way to go, but we are in a strong position as an entry-level series. We are best placed to change our sport for the better and foster a platform where talent can thrive and opportunities are available.


Exploring ways we can ensure our vehicle and our events can be adapted and improved to meet all needs, whilst keeping costs down in order to enable a fair chance for participation.

  • ERA Racing School shares passion, quality and knowledge, for a sparkling future of racing

    - Xavier Maassen, Manager ERA Racing School


Latest news about ERA Racing School


After a long winter period ERA Racing School is now ready to fully start its operations in 2023. For the first quarter of the year the program at Circuit Zolder is now fixed.

Xavier Maassen, manager ERA Racing School: " We have a nice program selected for the first half of the season. We have a good combination of Experience Days and our Racing School programs. We will start with some good Winter Tests to prepare drivers for their upcoming season in whatever class they will drive. We have a Racing School Advanced program in the holiday period and a Racing School Start program at the end of April. In collaboration with the RACB, we can confirm that for our programs we can deliver a Club license. For the Advanced program a national level license is on the table to play for. We are looking forward to a great first full season of our ERA Racing School."

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Yashish Manohar wins the first ever Next Gen Racer scholarship and joins the ERA Championship Europe Series 2023 driver line-up. Software AG ERA Championship is proud to announce the winner of the first Next Gen Racer competition, an exciting annual opportunity for talented racing drivers to showcase their abilities and secure a funded seat on the grid.

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Emilie Villa wins the first ever ERA Racing Pride scholarship and is the first confirmed driver for the ERA Championship Europe Series 2023. ERA and Racing Pride teamed up to offer a scholarship worth approximately 150,000 euros for an LGBTQ+ driver to compete in 2023. A unique way to support inclusion within motorsport.

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