Tincknell, Imperatori og Eriksson testing Formula E

The seats for the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship Rookie test in Marrakesh in one and a half weeks are slowly filling up.

NIO and DS Virgin Racing have announced three of their four drivers today.

Harry Tincknell and Alexandre Imperatori will be driving for NIO, where they will have the opportunity to test the NIO 003 car.

BMW works driver Joel Eriksson will have the chance to test at DS Virgin Racing, with the second driver for the other DSV-03 haven’t been announced just yet.

Alex Lynn, DS Virgin Racing
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Tincknell and Imperatori both have a background in the single seater sport, but have primarily been active in the sportscar racing during the last few seasons.

Harry Tincknell has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series with the JOTA Sport team in the LMP2 category, but currently he is a works driver at Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK in the FIA Endurance Championship, while he is driving for Mazda Team Joest in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Alexandre Imperatori has been competing in both LMP1 and LMP2 for Rebellion Racing and KCMG respectively. His 2017 season was a mix of VLN, Nürburgring 24 Hours, Pirelli World Challenge and China GT, which all was run in GT cars. Now he will have the chance to test an electric car or the NIO Formula E team.

Oliver Turvey, NIO Formula E
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Joel Eriksson was announced as DTM driver for BMW last December, but he had previously raced in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, where he finished second, but he is a previous winner of the Masters of Formula 3 at the Zandvoort track.

In addition to those three drivers, we have Maximilian Günther, Andrea Caldarelli, Fred Makowiecki, James Rossiter, Colton Herta, Bruno Spengler, Nico Müller and Nyck de Vries also competing in the Sunday test, the day after Round 3 of the 2017/18 FIA Formula E Championship season, which will be run at the Marrakesh ePrix.


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