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The 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix saw a brave start from Jean-Éric Vergne who launched for the lead into turn one from his P2 start position. Unfortunately, the attempt was just on the limit and the Frenchman spun out. Nevertheless, this didn’t stop the reigning Formula E champion who quickly worked his way through the grid to end P5 at the checkered flag. Read More »

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– All four Audi e-tron FE05 cars in the points in Marrakesh
– Second and third positions for Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing
– Lucas di Grassi sets fastest race lap

Courtesy of customer team Envision Virgin Racing, Audi became the first manufacturer to achieve a double podium with the new generation of Formula E race cars. Read More »

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird secured third place during Saturday’s Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix, with team-mate Alex Lynn once again securing a points finish. This result puts Bird just four points off first place in the drivers’ championship with the team second overall in the teams’ standings.

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Renault e.dams finished on the podium in today’s Marrakesh ePrix, with Sébastien Buemi claiming second position after a closely fought race. Nico Prost crossed the line in ninth, but was later handed a penalty for an infringement under a full course yellow that dropped him back to 13th. Read More »

ds-virgin-marrakesh16DS Virgin Racing achieved a well-deserved podium in Marrakesh, with driver Sam Bird starting and finishing in second position, but not before a highly eventful day.

Sam Bird stormed to second place in Marrakesh to bring home DS Virgin Racing’s first points of the season.

Following a dramatic morning practice session which saw drivers from all teams contend with the Marrakesh track’s slippery surface and formidable corners, Sam Bird finished 4th fastest. Read More »

DS Virgin Racing is determined to show what it can do in Marrakesh, after missing the opportunity to win the season-opener in Hong Kong. For the team, round two is all about capitalising on the undoubted pace of the car and drivers to get points on the board.

Despite both cars qualifying on the second row of the grid in Hong Kong, DS Virgin Racing came away without scoring any points in the opening race of the 2016-17 Formula E season. The team is focused on rectifying this at the second round of the championship, as Formula E makes its debut in Africa at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan.

Marrakesh is a track of significance to DS Virgin Racing, both to its drivers and engineers. “I’ve raced and won here three times before with the WTCC,” explains José María López. “It was a touch narrow. But then again, a Formula E car takes up less room than a WTCC car, so it should be a good fight.” Read More »

On a circuit where overtaking is virtually impossible, the Citroën Total team drivers managed to improve on their starting positions. With podium finishes in the first race, José María López and Yvan Muller leave Morocco feeling satisfied with their performance. With a third of the season now complete, Citroën and López maintain their leads in the FIA World Touring Car Championship standings.

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Over the years, Marrakech has become one of the highlights of the FIA WTCC season. Now the circuit is inaugurating a new track, completely different from its predecessor. José María López and Citroën currently lead the World Championship standings and will be looking to continue their momentum, while Yvan Muller will be seeking his first race win of 2016.

The Citroën Total drivers will be joined by Mehdi Bennani, who will enjoy unstinting support from his home crowd after a stellar start to the season for the SLR team in his Citroën C-Elysée WTCC. Read More »