Clumsy start at Monaco

The season’s 7th Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race was run in Monaco, on the shorter version of the Formula 1 track. Caca Bueno had taken Pole Position, in front of his teammate Sergio Jimenez, while championship leader Bryan Sellers would start from P3, ahead of Stefan Rzadzinski. Katherine Legge had been unlucky in the qualifying when she had not just one but two punctures. The guest driver this time was Anthony Beltoise, who would drive from ninth place out of the 12 cars in the field. The start was a chaos,…

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Changing weather in Rome

The fifth round of Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was run on the streets of Rome, where the race started on dry asphalt. Sergio Jimenez had taken Pole Position ahead of Bryan Sellers and championship leader Simon Evans, and second place in the championship, Katherine Legge. As always there was a VIP driver participating in the race. This time it was Luca Salvadori, who normally rides motorbikes. The start went fine, with less drama that we often see on the first lap. Sellers didn’t have the best start from P2 and was…

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Fourth winner in four weekends

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY continued to surprise, when the season’s fourth round was run in Sanya, China. Caca Bueno had taken Pole Position for second race in a row, with Simon Evans in P2, while championship leader Bryan Sellers qualified third. It was worse for the first contender, and Seller’s teammate, Katherine Legge, who would only start from eighth position. Guest driver David Cheng started on the last row, but he was also given a Drive-Through penalty for blocking Bandar Alesayi in the qualifying. The weather was the opposite of the…

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Slippery business in Hong Kong

The third round of Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was run in Hong Kong on slippery asphalt. The qualifying was run in the rain, where Caca Bueno took Pole Position ahead of Bryan Sellers, Simon Evans and Stefan Rzadzinski. Championship leader Katherine Legge would start from P5, in front of Yaqi Zhang and the guest driver of the weekend, Darryl O’Young. There was some close contact in the first corner, where Bueno and Sellers pulled away, while Legge braked herself past on the inside and came up to P3. Sergio Jimenez started…

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Historic Mexico round

It was a historic Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy day at the second round of the season, which was run in Mexico City. The first piece of history was already written Saturday morning local time, when Katherine Legge took the first ever Pole Position for a female in electric racing. It was not only a big achievement for her, but with Rahal Letterman Lanigan teammate Bryan Sellers in P2, which made the team estatic. The winner from the first round, Simon Evans, had qualified in P3, while the VIP driver of the…

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Close opening round in Riyadh

It was a slightly messy, but close first round of the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy in Ad Diriyah in Saudi Arabia. Due to rain, the qualifying session was cancelled, and instead we had the times from the practice deciding the starting positions. Unfortunately there were only 12 cars entered, but still enough to give some good racing. Simon Evans started on Pole Position ahead of Bryan Sellers and Sergio Jimenez. Katherine Legge was starting all the way back from P9. She had an incident during the practice session, so that was…

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Bryan Sellers second driver for RLL

Bryan Sellers will the second driver at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. The American is well known for driving in the IMSA and ALMS series through the last many seasons, but now he will participate in the new electric race series. He will be teammate with Katherine Legge, who has a similar background, but also with experience from Indycar and DTM. The first test for the series will be run on 24-27 September at Silverstone in England. They will be support series for the ABB FIA…

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24 amazing hours for Katherine Legge

Katherine Legge has had 24 amazing hours recently. First, it was announced that her team in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Meyer Shank Racing, would enter her Acura #86 for the rest of the season. The car started out as only doing the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, which were Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen 6 Hours and Petit Le Mans 10 Hours. However, Legge was so well placed after Daytona and Sebring, P3 in the GTD Championship, that the team managed to collect a few…

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Formula E calendar and changes approved

The FIA World Motorsport Council has announced the coming rule changes and the calendar for the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season. The series is turning more an more into a spring series, where 8 of the 12 rounds will be run between March and July. So it’s getting harder and harder for drivers to do multi programmes. As it looks now, there are no date clashes with the FIA World Endurance Championship, but there are some Formula 1 clashes. The probably worst clash is Formula E in Berlin,…

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Rahal and Jaguar partner up again

Bobby Rahal and Jaguar Racing will start working on a common motorsport programme once again, when Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will be the first team announced in the Jaguar I-pace eTROPHY. The race series will start as a support series for FIA Formula E Championship from next season onwards, and will travel around the world together wit the electric single seater cars. Bobby Rahal is a Jaguar car dealer in USA, so the collaboration is a natural thing, and furthermore gives the new series a lot of attention with such…

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