BRAZILIAN 1-2 IN BAKING HOT BERLIN

8 August 2020

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was back on track today for round six of the 2019/20 series – reverting to the original Berlin circuit direction. The Tempelhof circuit has already hosted two of the seven ‘Lockdown Showdown’ races ahead of ‘Super Sunday’ with a further two races including a Reverse Grid race.

  • ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil drivers, Sérgio Jimenez and Cacá Bueno take P1 and P2
  • Sérgio Jimenez has Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series victory in sight with an 18-point lead on Evans, who finished the race P3
  • Spirited drive from Jaguar China Racing driver, Nick Foster, but collision with Powell ends Australian’s race
  • Gregory Segers secures P4, his best result yet
  • Hat-trick of wins for Fahad Algosaibi means he now dominates the PRO-AM category

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was back on track today for round six of the 2019/20 series – reverting to the original Berlin circuit direction. The Tempelhof circuit has already hosted two of the seven ‘Lockdown Showdown’ races ahead of ‘Super Sunday’ with a further two races including a Reverse Grid race.

A day of many missed ATTACK MODE activations for many saw a strategically executed race from reigning champion Sérgio Jimenez, who took another lights to flag victory in the all-electric touring car series. Series rival Simon Evans lost out on the runners up position when he missed his activation and was forced to settle for P3 behind round four winner Cacá Bueno.

Alice Powell, who stayed towards the front for the majority of the race, finished in P5 and set the faster first sector time in her Jaguar ran racing Team Germany eTROPHY. Jaguar China Racing driver, Nick Foster, retired from the race after a collision in the final few laps with Powell.

Frenchman Gregory Segers secured his best result yet in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series finishing in P4 and VIP driver Abbie Eaton brought her car home P8 behind Takuma Aoki from Japan.

Fahad Algosaibi secured a hat-trick of wins in the PRO-AM category to extend his lead by 47 points.

The temperature in the car was incredibly hot and the track was so slippery again today. It was really hard for everyone, but I had another good race. There were five drivers fighting for the win and I’m very happy I took the top stop of the podium again. However, we do still have four races to go, with two tomorrow, so I know I need to keep focussed.

Sérgio Jimenez
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Driver (10)

I’m very happy now – the race was much better than qualifying. The temperature in qualifying was so hot that I don’t think the set up I used on the I-PACE eTROPHY was the best. I had a good fight with Evans and I’m extremely happy that I started P5 and finished P2. There are still four more races to go so everything is still to play for.

Cacá Bueno
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Driver (0)

Any day you get on the podium is always a good day, but I did make a few too many mistakes today. The car had fantastic pace but I missed the ATTACK MODE which cost me and was a rookie error. At least we get to come back tomorrow and do it all again, I’ll re-focus overnight and get ready for Super Sunday.

Simon Evans
Team Asia New Zealand (99)
BRAZILIAN 1-2 IN BAKING HOT BERLIN
BRAZILIAN 1-2 IN BAKING HOT BERLIN
BRAZILIAN 1-2 IN BAKING HOT BERLIN

I was another victim of ATTACK MODE today. I unfortunately went a bit deep and missed the zone but I am still leading the PRO-AM category and feeling confident. I want to keep doing my best, pushing and having fun in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

Fahad Algosaibi
Team Saudi Racing (13)

That was up there with the best eTROPHY racing I have seen. It has been swelteringly hot today in Berlin and that race certainly didn’t do anything to cool things down. It simmered away nicely for the first 15 laps then we had 4 laps of boiling action. Our Super Sunday double header is tomorrow which will be intense for everyone. The reverse grid will really make the drivers think.

Mark Turner
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series Manager

Results after Round 6 – Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, Berlin

Overall results:

P1 - Sérgio Jimenez – ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P2 - Cacá Bueno – ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P3 - Simon Evans – Team Asia New Zealand

P4 – Gregory Segers – Jaguar China Racing

P5 - Alice Powell – Jaguar ran racing Team Germany

P6 – Fahad Algosaibi – Saudi Racing

P7 – Takuma Aoki – Team Yokohama Dreams

P8 - Abbie Eaton – Jaguar VIP Car

P9 – Paul Spooner – Saudi Racing

P10 – Adalberto Baptista - ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

DNF – Nick Foster - Jaguar China Racing

Championship standings:

PRO

Driver Name

Car #

Team Name

Points

Sérgio Jimenez

10

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

106

Simon Evans

99

Team Asia New Zealand

88

Cacá Bueno

0

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

56

Alice Powell

7

Jaguar ran racing Team Germany

45

Nick Foster

9

Jaguar China Racing

27

Takuma Aoki

24

Team Yokohama Challenge

24

Gregory Segers

8

Jaguar China Racing

19

 

PRO-AM

Driver Name

Car #

Team Name

Points

Fahad Algosaibi

13

Saudi Racing

99

Adalberto Baptista

18

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

52

Paul Spooner

34

Saudi Racing

42

Masshur Bal Hejaila

34

Saudi Racing

19

Berlin – Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Calendar

Rounds 7 & 8 - ‘Super Sunday’ 9 August – 2 races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ race at 11:20 CET and16:45 CET

Round 9 - Wednesday 12 August at 16:45 CET

Round 10 - Thursday 13 August at 16:45 CET

Watch Round 5 of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY live and free via on youtube.com/jaguarcars direct to smart TVs

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

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.