Forsaking the good lights of Hong Kong, Panasonic Jaguar Racing heads to the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco, for the next instalment of the FIA Methodology E Championship.
A spotlight of the yearly race calendar
The third E-Prix of the season, on January 13, begins on the Circuit Worldwide Automotive Moulay El Hassan sooner than winding its means by way of the streets of Marrakesh. Throughout the shadow of the city’s world-famous medina, the 1.86 mile observe is no doubt one of many longest throughout the assortment, pushing teams to prioritise vitality administration.
The British crew made a strong start in Hong Kong, matching the equivalent number of elements awarded in all the of season three. Former champion Nelson Piquet Jr confirmed indicators of what is to return, drawing on his experience and knowledge to protected the crew’s first elements of the season. In race two, Mitch Evans reached Large Pole for the first time and recorded the crew’s first ever podium in Methodology E.
An extended however thrilling weekend
Nelson Piquet Jr, #three: “My first weekend racing with Panasonic Jaguar Racing exceeded expectations. To start the season having scored elements is optimistic – nevertheless the work doesn’t stop there. Mitch and I could be working rigorously in Marrakesh to make sure we’re competing with the front-running teams and stopping for further elements. We have now now confirmed our potential nevertheless it’s an prolonged season and we nonetheless have enhancements we’re capable of make.”
Mitch Evans, #20: “Hong Kong was an thrilling start to the season, and an incredible enhance for Jaguar. The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 feels fairly a bit quicker than last season’s racecar and you may really actually really feel the benefits of the changes we’ve made. Marrakesh is a very completely totally different circuit and we would need to focus to ensure that we’re racing successfully and competitively. Components are exhausting obtained in Methodology E nevertheless we aren’t afraid of exhausting work.”
An ideal duo
Panasonic Jaguar Racing not too way back launched that Paul Di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi will drive the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 for the British crew on the Methodology E Rookie check out day on January 14 following the Marrakesh E-Prix.
James Barclay, crew director, Panasonic Jaguar Racing, acknowledged: “Pietro has had an incredible season, not too way back being topped Methodology V8 three.5 champion, and Paul will ship key learnings from his occupation in Methodology 1. It gives Jaguar an excellent different to examine the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 with new drivers and proceed our enchancment and effectivity as a crew. We’re wanting forward to welcoming every drivers to the crew, and providing them with their first experience of Methodology E.”
Followers can vote for his or her favourite Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver to supply them an extra enhance in Marrakesh. FanBoost opens for the third E-Prix of the season at 17:00 GMT on January eight and closes at 16:10 GMT on January 13. – TradeArabia Info Service