EVANS CLIMBS INCREDIBLE 18 PLACES AT MARRAKECH EPRIX
Despite starting the race at the back of the grid in P24, Mitch put in a masterclass performance during the ABB FIA Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix overtaking 18 cars to finish P6 and achieve the fastest lap of the race.
On leap year day, the 25 year-old took home nine points and celebrated his second fastest lap award this season.
"A massive race. I managed to gain 18 places to finish P6 from the back of the grid and achieve fastest lap so I will take that result with open arms. After an unfortunate qualifying the priority in the race was damage limitation during the E-Prix and a huge thanks for the team for a great strategy in the race. I wanted to send a strong message to the rest of the field and I believe this performance does that." Mitch Evans
"After a long race with no safety cars or yellow flags, the performance from Mitch and the team to make up 18 positions and finish strongly in the points was very impressive. It’s very difficult to come through the field without gaining advantage from those factors and so overall an amazing race for Mitch and the team. We also scored important points with fastest lap but it doesn’t fully make up for the lost opportunity in qualifying where we had the quickest car. We regrouped and bounced back today which is a positive and a sign of how well the team is working." James Barclay