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eTROPHY Race Postponed to ‘Preserve Track Surface’

I-PACE eTROPHY race postponed four hours to protect the track surface for Formula E…

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Today’s Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in Mexico City has been postponed until after the main Formula E race in order to limit running on the new track surface.

The single-make Jaguar race will now get underway at 5:50 p.m. local time (6:50 p.m. EST / 11:50 p.m. GMT), directly after the ABB FIA Formula E Championship round, which will finish at around 5 p.m.

The I-PACE eTROPHY round was set to begin at 2:05 p.m., taking place as usual between Formula E’s qualifying and race.

A statement from a Jaguar spokesperson confirmed the reason for the postponement, which has been set in order to protect weaker sections of asphalt, amid a risk of the track breaking up for the Formula E race.

“Due to sections of the circuit recently being re-laid, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race has been postponed until after the completion of the Mexico City E-Prix, in order to limit running and preserve the track surface,” it read.

Sergio Jimenez will start from pole, with the grid decided on Free Practice times after organizers canceled qualifying earlier in the day while track repairs were carried out for Daniel Abt’s crash in Formula E Free Practice 1.

Simon Evans will line up alongside him in second, with Caca Bueno and Alice Powell on the second row. Fahad Algosaibi is on Pro-Am pole in fifth.

View the full Free Practice results, and grid order, here.

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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