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NIO to Test Tincknell in Marrakesh

Harry Tincknell is set to join NIO Formula E for next month’s Marrakesh Rookie Test…

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Harry Tincknell is set join NIO Formula E in next month’s Marrakesh Rookie Test, e-racing365 has learned.

The Ford GT and newly signed Mazda factory driver got his first taste of a Formula E car in August 2016 with an initial run with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, prior to testing with NIO one year later.

Tincknell will pilot one of the NextEV NIO Sport 003 cars which is being raced by Luca Filippi and Oliver Turvey this season.

The 24-year-old Englishman is known to be interested in the all-electric championship and re-kindling a promising single-seater career that saw Tincknell claim victory in the ultra-competitive FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2013.

He made the switch to sports car racing the following year, taking pole on his European Le Mans Series debut and being a lynchpin in Jota Sport’s success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Tincknell, who attended last year’s Paris E-Prix, is known to have spoken to several teams about a full-time future in the series.

Confirmation on who will join Tincknell at NIO for the single-day test is expected to be communicated in the coming weeks.

E-racing365 has learned that teams have a contractual agreement with Formula E Holdings Ltd to run two cars at the test, despite the sporting regulations not specifying or dictating the number of entries for this test session.

The deadline for driver nominations is by the close of play today.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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