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Sellers Wins Shortened I-PACE eTROPHY Race

Bryan Sellers becomes first repeat I-PACE eTROPHY winner in Paris…

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Bryan Sellers has become the first repeat winner in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY by winning a shortened rain-soaked race in Paris on Saturday afternoon.

The American started from pole and remained in the lead for the full race, which was red-flagged with a little over three minutes on the clock.

He was classified as the winner when the race director decided to prematurely end the race after several minutes under red flag conditions for barrier repairs.

Sellers now leads the championship standings having also scored the win for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in Hong Kong.

The race-ending red flag was called following an incident for Caca Bueno who hit the wall after picking up a puncture that prevented him from making a tight corner.

This happened with 11 minutes remaining of the 25-minute-plus-one-lap race, bringing out the safety car for the second time before the red flag followed.

Bueno’s contact with the wall also pushed Katherine Legge down the order, with the RLL driver trapped on the outside of Bueno’s stricken car.

Another safety car period had been called earlier when rain picked up and turned to hail, while this had been preceded a few minutes earlier by a Full Course Yellow period.

That was brought out following contact between Celia Martin and Jaguar VIP driver Archie Hamilton who left braking too late and collided with the French driver.

Stefan Rzadzinski ultimately finished second, while Sergio Jimenez completed the podium.

The Brazilian started from fourth, behind Rzadzinski, until Legge made a daring move around the outside into the first corner to initially move her RLL car up a position.

Simon Evans came home one position shy of the podium, while Ahmed Bin Khanen placed fifth, while also taking Pro-Am honors ahead of Martin in sixth overall.


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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