VICTORY FOR SÉRGIO JIMENEZ IN BERLIN

6 August 2020

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was fully-charged today with some of the closest racing we’ve seen all season between Sérgio Jimenez, Simon Evans  and  Cacá Bueno.

  • Entertaining Round 5 of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series in Berlin
  • Sérgio Jimenez leads the series with seven-point lead over Simon Evans
  • Podium and points for Team Asia New Zealand driver Simon Evans
  • Round 4 race winner Cacá Bueno finishes in P3
  • Michelin VIP driver Oli Webb puts in second best VIP driver performance with P4
  • Fahad Algosaibi wins the PRO-AM category

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was fully-charged today with some of the closest racing we’ve seen all season between Sérgio Jimenez, Simon Evans  and  Cacá Bueno.

ATTACK MODE was the order of the day and played into Sérgio’s hands utilising the extra 20 per cent more power when he needed it most to defend his series ambitions by hunting down Evans and finishing in P1 – his third victory of the season.

Heavy defending by Australian Nick Foster kept Simon Evans behind for the early part of the race. The Kiwi’s strategic use of ATTACK MODE helped him put pressure on his title rival Jimenez to finish runner-up.

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil racer Cacá Bueno was unable to capitalise on his pole position today when he missed the ATTACK MODE activation which put him down the order to round off the podium.

Michelin VIP driver Oli Webb finished just off the podium following a race-long battle with Jaguar China Racing driver Nick Foster who is making his eTROPHY debut in Berlin.

Fahad Algosaibi took P1 once again in the PRO-AM race and extends his lead in the category.

Alice Powell struggled to get the best out of her Jaguar ran racing Team Germany eTROPHY in Berlin and finished P7 after missing ATTACK MODE multiple times.

I needed to fight today as the top few drivers are aggressive with me. It’s been a very hot day and the tyres are struggling with grip, particularly in ATTACK MODE – the car is hard to handle with lots of power but I think I used my ATTACK MODE well and I am happy. I knew I could win the race when Cacá missed a planned ATTACK MODE. I am very happy with the car. I needed to beat Cacá today - even though he is one of the best drivers in Brazil. After yesterday’s performance I did my homework and was successful.

Sérgio Jimenez
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Driver (10):

A good result today from P4 in qualifying to P2. That’s quite hard to do in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. I was disappointed with my performance in qualifying and my time in the last sector. I know I have a strong race pace so the next step is to nail qualifying. ATTACK MODE was so crucial today for me and I felt like I used it wisely. I’ve had a great day.

Simon Evans
Team Asia New Zealand (99)
VICTORY FOR SÉRGIO JIMENEZ IN BERLIN
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VICTORY FOR SÉRGIO JIMENEZ IN BERLIN

It was good to stay up close to PRO driver, Alice Powell, today. I seem to keep losing time in the last sector that I need to work on but I am happy with P1 in the PRO-AM category today.

Fahad Algosaibi
Team Saudi Racing (13)

I’m very happy with the P4 today! I had fastest lap of the race overall so it meant my progress in the car got better and better – very happy with the result. I missed ATTACK MODE which I think cost me the podium as the pace I had was very strong. I’d love to come back and do it again. It’s been great to be invited by Michelin and Jaguar Racing to be involved in the I-PACE eTROPHY.

Oli Webb
Michelin VIP Driver (1)

Another close race today with fire in the belly for the top runners. Incredible driving again by the Brazilian duo and Simon Evans who managed to split them. Another strong drive from Nick Foster considering he hasn’t had much time in the car before Berlin. I am interested to see how the pack fairs with a traditional track layout at Templehof on Saturday and the increasingly warm temperatures that make the circuit’s very abrasive surface a challenge on managing the tyres.

Mark Turner
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series Manager

Results after Round 5 – Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, Berlin

Overall results:

P1 - Sérgio Jimenez – ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P2 - Simon Evans – Team Asia New Zealand

P3 - Cacá Bueno – ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

P4 - Oliver Webb – Jaguar VIP Driver

P5 - Nick Foster – Jaguar China Racing

P6 – Gregory Segers – Jaguar China Racing

P7 - Alice Powell – Jaguar ran racing Team Germany

P8 – Fahad Algosaibi – Saudi Racing

P9 – Takuma Aoki – Team Yokohama Dreams

P10 – Paul Spooner – Saudi Racing

P11 – Adalberto Baptista - ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

Championship standings:

PRO

Driver Name

Car Number

Team Name

Points

Sérgio Jimenez

10

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

84

Simon Evans

99

 

77

Cacá Bueno

0

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

41

Alice Powell

7

Jaguar ran racing Team Germany

39

Nick Foster

9

Jaguar China Racing

23

Takuma Aoki

24

Team Yokohama Challenge

19

Gregory Segers

8

Jaguar China Racing

11

 

PRO-AM

Driver Name

Car Number

Team Name

Points

Fahad Algosaibi

13

Saudi Racing

77

Adalberto Baptista

18

ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil

41

Paul Spooner

34

Saudi Racing

26

Masshur Bal Hejaila

34

Saudi Racing

19

Berlin – Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Calendar

Round 5 - Thursday 6 August at 16:45 CET

Round 6 - Saturday 8 August at 16:45 CET

Rounds 7 & 8 - ‘Super Sunday’ 9 August – 2 races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ race at 11:20 CET and 16:45 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

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.

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.