Katherine Legge has criticized fellow Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racer Stefan Rzadzinski, claiming that the TWR Techeetah driver cost her time in the inaugural Ad Diriyah race on Saturday.
Rzadzinski made an overtaking attempt on Caca Bueno’s Jaguar I-PACE on lap five but suffered suspension damage in the ensuing contact.
This saw his pace drop off markedly and when Legge caught him, she felt the TWR Techeetah driver should have let her through immediately.
“It was not easy to pass and unfortunately I got held up by that Canadian kid [Rzadzinski] who had some issue with his car and I caught him at the twisty bits so I got held up,” Legge told e-racing365.
“I don’t know what he was doing but he was going really slow in the middle of the road which I wasn’t too happy about.
“I know he couldn’t disappear and I understand on a street track it’s tight but he could have let me go by earlier for sure.”
Rzadzinski, who felt an attempt at a podium position was possible in the first ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race, said he was unsure why Legge was upset.
“I don’t really know what the issue is with her really,” he told e-racing365.
“I wasn’t content sitting in fifth place and we had a great car but it was super tough to find space to pass Bueno. I tried to pass him. I went for the gap, it shut and I guess it was always going to be ambitious.
“It was a tough end but we showed we were quick and able to fight at the front despite coming in so late with no testing at all.”