The Saudi Arabia eTROPHY race witnessed the first motorsport battle with men and women competing together on track in the inaugural race. Round two saw Katherine Legge become the first female driver to win a race during an ABB FIA Formula E weekend in Mexico.
British racing driver, Legge, now sits top of the championship standings as we head into the third round of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. Darryl O’Young, Jaguar Racing’s VIP driver will join the grid taking on the streets of the challenging city centre circuit in his first ever electric race.
The lights will turn green on Sunday 10 March at 14:00 local time with O’Young looking to secure success on home soil during the official support race to ABB FIA Formula E.
The Hong Kong based driver has achieved international success throughout his motorsport career, securing podium finishes at the Le Mans 24 hour and Daytona 24 Hour, as well as taking victory at the Macau Grand Prix no less than five times.
DARRYL O’YOUNG JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY VIP DRIVER
To race on the streets of Hong Kong is something I didn’t think would ever be possible, especially driving an electric race car. To accomplish these two things together in one race weekend is very special. I’ve followed the first couple of races of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Saudi Arabia and Mexico, and the series certainly has strong competition. I am really looking forward to getting behind the wheel.
KATHERINE LEGGE CURRENT LEADER OF THE JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY SERIES
Mexico City was a clockwork race weekend. Again I used less battery than anticipated and we had no issues. It was great to go back to Mexico City after racing there ten years ago. We are very fortunate to be supported by the best team with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and without them we would not be as competitive. I think our performance garnered a lot more attention than we were expecting early on and I think the series will only gain momentum in the future.
SERGIO JIMINEZ JAGUAR BRAZIL RACING DRIVER
We started very well in Mexico with a P1 in the practice, but qualifying taught us a lesson that we cannot rest. The track conditions changed a lot and we qualified in P7. After qualifying we understood the need to change the car for the race. Unfortunately it was not enough. We have improved, but the American team was still a bit faster in Mexico. The fight for the leadership is close and we want take first position in the Asia races.
BRYAN SELLERS RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN DRIVER
I thought the Mexico City race was nearly perfect. The team had a great result and we were able to put good points in the bank. I felt like qualifying was hugely important to our result and Katherine and I made good decisions, along with our crew on when to go out and try and do the lap. The Jaguar I-PACE racecars performed great throughout the race. We were incredibly fortunate to miss out on the accidents behind us. The Mexico City fans were extremely accommodating and the podium allowed us to integrate with the fans and share such a special moment with all of them. I think the fan involvement and interest is increasing and I think RLL’s involvement is building awareness. The results we produced in Mexico City certainly got some great feedback. It really motivates you to try and make sure the success continues.
BANDAR ALESAYI MEXICO CITY PRO AM WINNER
It is an honour to be leading the Pro-Am category after two races. I had a good race with my team mate in Mexico and we are preparing hard for the two races in Asia in March. Hopefully we can continue our winning streak and score more points.