Motorsport: Mixed race for Evans but first finish in Formula E

Mitch Evans drives his Jaguar at the Formula E race in Marrakesh. Photo / Jaguar Racing
Mitch Evans drives his Jaguar at the Formula E race in Marrakesh. Photo / Jaguar Racing

Kiwi racer Mitch Evans has finished his first Formula E world championship race after bringing his factory Jaguar home in 17th at the second round in Marrakesh.

The 22-year-old had a mixed performance behind the wheel getting caught up in a couple of incidents that set him back.

But both he and teammate Adam Carroll managed to get their cars home to give the fledgling team some much needed data in the team's debut season in the category.

"Tough day in the office in Marrakesh," Evans said. "I had frustrating start of the race after contact with Loïc Duval which put me out of position. I then spent the rest of the race trying to recover.

"Fortunately, I managed to gain some positions before I kissed the wall towards the end of the race after a lock up when I was trying to save some energy. Luckily, there was no damage to the car.

"It's a shame about the race but that's racing and the main thing is that we now have further data to analyse and digest during the gap to the next race. Hopefully, the break won't feel too long as I'm already looking forward to racing in Buenos Aires in February."

- NZ Herald

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