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Evans Brothers Tackle Col de Turini in Jaguar I-PACE

Mitch and Simon Evans take to the Col de Turini in a Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY car…

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Mitch and Simon Evans recently took to the infamous Col de Turini in a Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY car ahead of this weekend’s Monaco E-Prix.

Simon Evans, who competes in the I-PACE eTROPHY, drove his brother Mitch, one of the Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

The road, located 1607 m (5272 ft) above sea level in the Maritime Alps, is a regular feature in the Monte Carlo Rally.

The brothers’ run in the electric race car marked 63 years since Jaguar won the Monte Carlo Raly in 1956 with its Mark VII M.

“It was nice to give Mitch a taste of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY car today and for him to feel what I have been driving this year – he is not the only Evans to have won a race this season!” said Simon Evans.

“I loved driving the eTROPHY car across the Col. It is one of those motorsport names that is known around the world and I didn’t think I would get the opportunity to visit let alone drive with the road closed.

“Maybe I’ll sign up to do the Monte Carlo Rally next year!”

Added Mitch Evans: “Being in the passenger seat was a strange experience for me as I’m usually the one doing the driving.

“Fortunately I trust my brother Simon and I was really impressed with how well the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY tackled the famous Col de Turini – the brakes are particularly impressive.

“Turini is steeped in so much motorsport history and I felt we brought it bang up-to-date with the all-electric I-PACE.

“My focus now turns to raceday and getting a strong result for Jaguar at the Monaco E-Prix.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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