WINNER TAKES ALL FINALE IN STORE AS SIMON EVANS WINS PENULTIMATE BERLIN eTROPHY RACE

12 August 2020

The penultimate round of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series did not disappoint in Berlin today. The all-electric touring car series will go down to the final race on Thursday with just three points separating Sérgio Jimenez and Simon Evans.

  • Simon Evans takes first hat-trick of victories in a row for Team Asia New Zealand
  • Sérgio Jimenez leads the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY by slim three-point margin with final race on Thursday
  • Cacá Bueno takes sixth podium in a row and gives a helping hand to his ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil team-mate
  • Debut PRO-AM win for Paul Spooner for Saudi Racing
  • eTROPHY ‘Lockdown Showdown’ to conclude in Berlin on Thursday 13 at 16:45 CET

Team Asia New Zealand driver Evans brought his I-PACE across the line for his third victory in Berlin – a circuit which has favoured his style and car set up this week. Sérgio Jimenez had to rely on his team-mate for a last lap switch to retain his slim three-point lead with a P2 finish and with only one race remaining.

Cacá Bueno started on pole ahead of Evans but again missed his ATTACK MODE activation which cost the chance of another win. Team orders dictated that he would give his P2 to Jimenez and round out the PRO podium in third.

Alice Powell, in her Jaguar ran racing Team Germany I-PACE will be hoping to secure fourth place in the eTROPHY series in her battle with Team China driver Nick Foster.

It was a debut victory for Paul Spooner for Saudi Racing who is keen to take a 1-2 finish in the PRO-AM series following Fahad Algosaibi being crowned champion on Sunday.

In the battle of the VIP drivers Jessica Hawkins, W series racer and James Bond stunt driver, managed to overtake Austrian journalist Sven Förster after a slow start off the line.

The world’s first all-electric touring car series will conclude on Thursday 13 August at 16:45 CET with the final race at the Berlin Tempelhof track in a thrilling finale to the ‘Lockdown Showdown.’

I knew it was going to be close with Cacá! I’m very fortunate he missed ATTACK MODE - that just set me up beautifully and I knew once he came at me again, I had to be very precise with my defending. At this point, I knew I would be in with a chance and sure enough I activated my ATTACK MODE perfectly and I managed overtake. I still need to find more speed in qualifying though. Qualifying is so important in the I-PACE eTROPHY series. You hope there’s a little bit more in the car but whether you want to try it on the most important day of the year is another thing! It’s no surprise that Cacá pulled over to let Sérgio through – I just need to get ahead tomorrow.

Simon Evans
Team Asia New Zealand Driver (99)

My car just doesn’t have the grip I need at the moment. We’ve changed the car a lot and unfortunately nothing happened. Evans is too fast. I need to improve the car for tomorrow otherwise I won’t be able to fight with Simon.

Sérgio Jimenez
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Driver (10)

I missed the ATTACK MODE again and I’m so disappointed. I tried to go as fast as I could and try not to lose the position but unfortunately it didn’t work. The tyres started to struggle. I had one chance with ATTACK MODE and everyone seemed to be successful with it today, other than me! Congratulations to Evans – he was very, very quick in the last part of the race. I tried to help my team-mate, Sérgio, win the race. I now need to look forward – I’ve been on the podium 6 times in Berlin so I’m very happy.

Cacá Bueno
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Driver (0)
WINNER TAKES ALL FINALE IN STORE AS SIMON EVANS WINS PENULTIMATE BERLIN eTROPHY RACE
WINNER TAKES ALL FINALE IN STORE AS SIMON EVANS WINS PENULTIMATE BERLIN eTROPHY RACE
WINNER TAKES ALL FINALE IN STORE AS SIMON EVANS WINS PENULTIMATE BERLIN eTROPHY RACE

It’s all been such a blast, even more so as I’ve won the series in the PRO-AM category. Adalberto had a great start today and then half-way through the race his car started to slide and I was able to pass. I was impressed with his pace. I want to take this opportunity to thank my team, my family and friends for their support. It’s hard to be away from my family at this time but I look forward to wrapping up tomorrow and heading home to them.

Fahad Algosaibi
Team Saudi Racing (13)

Well it is going to go down to the wire. It is perfectly poised for a stunning finale to the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY between Sérgio and Simon tomorrow. Another day of professional racing and I particularly enjoyed Takuma (Aoki) trading places with Fahad. It was also great to see a battle between our two VIP drivers Sven and Jess who have had limited time to get up to speed. Congratulations to Paul on his debut PRO-AM victory. We will check everything overnight and look forward to signing off in style tomorrow.

Mark Turner
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series Manager

Results after Round 9 – Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, Berlin

Overall results:

P1 - Simon Evans – Team Asia New Zealand

P2 - Sérgio Jimenez – ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P3 - Cacá Bueno – ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P4 – Nick Foster - Jaguar China Racing

P5 - Alice Powell – Jaguar ran racing Team Germany

P6 – Gregory Segers – Jaguar China Racing

P7 – Paul Spooner – Saudi Racing

P8 – Fahad Algosaibi – Saudi Racing

P9 – Takuma Aoki – Team Yokohama Dreams

P10 – Adalberto Baptista - ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P11 – Jessica Hawkins – Jaguar VIP Car #2

P12 – Sven Förster– Jaguar VIP Car #1

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY

After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2016, Jaguar created the world’s first all-electric touring car race series for a production car – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, the all-electric series gives drivers of the future and established racers a chance to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport. After making history in the inaugural season, the groundbreaking series will see up to 20 identical Jaguar I-PACE battery electric racecars on the grid in 10 races, across eight global cities.

New for season two is the introduction of ATTACK MODE providing an extra 20% in torque and power for a specified duration (defined at race) providing increased race strategy and additional overtaking opportunities.

The series supports the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle, and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s future electrification strategy, commitment to electric street racing and the team’s mission of ‘Fearless Progress’.

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY partners include official tyre supplier Michelin, official charging partner ABB, technical partner Sabelt, official clothing supplier One All Sports, official racewear supplier Alpine Stars and official logistics partner DHL.