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Jimenez on Pole for Race 2 in New York City

Newly crowned Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY champion scores another pole…

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Newly crowned Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY champion Sergio Jimenez has claimed pole for the final round of the season in New York City.

The Brazilian reeled off a 1:28.491 lap time, some two-tenths slower than his pole-winning lap for Race 1 on Saturday.

It was still enough to claim pole by 0.152 seconds over Jaguar Brazil Racing teammate Caca Bueno on Sunday morning at the Brooklyn Street Circuit.

Simon Evans made a late improvement to third, bumping the No. 3 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Jaguar to fourth on the grid.

Trouble continued to hit Legge’s teammate Bryan Sellers, who was forced to miss Race 1 due to complications from an accident in Saturday’s qualifying that effectively erased his title chances.

An oil leak in one of Sellers’ electric motors, meanwhile, was detected in today’s qualifying run, resulting in no track time for the American.

Ahmed Bin-Khanen, meanwhile, scored the Pro-Am class pole in his Saudi Racing entry with a 1:29.365 lap.

Newly clinched class champion Bandar Alesayi qualified third out of the five Pro-Am entries.

A total of nine I-PACE racers took part in the session, with VIP guest driver Mark Hacking sidelined due to his accident in Race 1 alongside the continued issues for Seller’s car.

The final race of the I-PACE eTROPHY season gets underway at 2 p.m. EDT.

RESULTS: Sunday Qualifying 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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