Race two of the 2018/2019 season, which will take place in Marrakesh on Saturday, 12th January, will then be followed by an official in-season test the next day.
British racer Jamie Chadwick will be back behind the steering wheel of NIO’s Gen-2 car, having thoroughly enjoyed her maiden outing after the recent Saudia Ad Diriyah e-Prix.
“I’m thrilled to be jumping back into the NIO Season 5 Formula E car at the official rookie test event in Marrakesh,” said Chadwick.
“I loved every minute of the first test in Riyadh and now I am acclimatised to the car, I am confident we can have a successful test. Once again, a huge thank you to Gérry (Hughes) and the team for giving me the opportunity. I cannot wait.”
The British driver – the only female in history to win a race in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship – will again join the team as they continue to focus on set-up work and an ongoing testing development programme.
“After a somewhat reduced test event programme in Saudi Arabia due to a technical issue beyond our control, I am obviously very pleased to extend the opportunity for Jamie to test with us once again. This is obviously a case of ‘same car, different testing environment,’ but one that I know that she will relish and it will be very interesting to witness her progress during the day”, summarised NIO Team Principal Gérry Hughes.