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ERHAN JAJOVSKI RETURNS TO TOP SPOT AND TAKES WIN IN ROUND 5 OF FORMULA E: ACCELERATE

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RACE RE-CAP

– #erhanjajovski (ROKiT Venturi Racing) took his third win of #formulae: Accelerate, ahead of Nikodem Wisniewski (DS TECHEETAH) and Frederik Rasmussen (DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT).

– Wisniewski clinched his first podium of the #competition following a previous best result of 8th, finishing ahead of Rasmussen who earlier in the #event took his second Pole Position in a row.

– Further down the grid, ABB #formulae Race at Home Challenge winner Kevin Siggy came away from the #event with only one point, finishing where he started the race in 10th and leaving himself a lot of work to do in the Grand Final next week.

Fast facts

– Eyes on the prize; Jajovski now holds a 26-point lead over closest rival Rasmussen, the equivalent of a race win and fastest lap.

– Two for one; For the Grand Final on March 25, double points will be up for grabs in the final race of the #competition, meaning there is a total of 56 points to play for.

– Italian job; The setting for the Grand Final of #formulae: Accelerate will be the Eternal City of Rome, which is a #formulae driver favourite known for its unforgiving bumps and fast straights.

Special guests

– Andretti United Extreme E driver Catie Munnings visited the #formulae: Accelerate studio ahead of the electric SUV off-road #racing series’ inaugural #event in Saudi Arabia on April 3-4.

“The fact that drivers from some of the most popular motorsports in the world want to take part in Extreme E says something about how important this championship is. The environmental aspect of the championship is awesome and it’s all about raising awareness of climate change and to use sport as a voice to remind everyone that it is our responsibility to save the planet.”

– Host Jack Nicholls spoke with BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver Jake Dennis on his assessment after his first races driving in the ABB FIA #formulae World Championship.

“The pace was there but it was about getting used to the carnage! I had seen a #formulae race before and of course coming from sports cars I should be used to some door-to-door bashing. I was being thrown in the deep end but it was such a cool experience and I learnt a lot from it. I’m loving what I’m doing and I’m looking forward to Rome.”

– Aléthéa Boucq – sim racer and YouTuber – was also in the #formulae: Accelerate studio to share her story of getting into sim #racing during lockdown, as well as taking to the virtual track to set a hot lap around the New York City circuit.

“I started #racing in February before lockdown and I was watching streaming channels on YouTube when my fiancé had just bought a simulator. I gave it a go and I loved it! I’m learning by setting some day-to-day goals for myself to achieve and literally went from zero to hero all while I was learning on stream.”

Formula E: Accelerate

– #esports #competition showcases 24 rising stars competing over six events and being mentored by #formulae teams and drivers.

– #formulae #racing translated into the virtual world as digital racers learn to master energy management and Attack Mode deployment for the first time.

– Prizes include a share of a minimum €100,000 prize pool with the winner receiving the opportunity to drive a #formulae Gen2 car.

To stay up-to-date with the latest from #formulae: Accelerate, visit the #formulae website.

Audiences can plug in and follow the ABB FIA #formulae World Championship on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. @FIAFormulaE #ABBFormulaE #FEAccelerate

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