Benoît Tréluyer and Nyck de Vries enhancing Envision Virgin Racing during Rookie Test

Envision Virgin Racing have confirmed that Benoît Tréluyer and Nyck de Vries will drive for the team, during the forthcoming Formula E Rookie test in Marrakesh on 13th January.

Taking place after the Marrakesh E-Prix as the second of three in-season tests, the day is open to any driver who has never held an eLicence and gives all teams the chance to gain valuable experience running the Gen2 Formula E cars.

42-year-old Frenchman Tréluyer boasts an impressive racing career competing in the likes of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) through to Super GT, with his many highlights including being a three-time winner of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I know the team has planned a lot for the test, so I’m eager to get my head down and ensure they come away with the best possible data to aid them for the remainder of the Formula E season”, said Tréluyer.

Envision Virgin Racing, Audi e-tron FE05. Benoît Tréluyer and Nyck de Vries will enhance Envision Virgin Racing during Rookie Test. Photo: Sam Bloxham, LAT Images/ ABB FIA Formula E

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Dutchman de Vries is a multiple race-winner in Formula 2 after working his way through the single-seater ranks, as well as more recently competing in WEC.

“Formula E is a really promising series right now so being able to drive the team’s Gen2 car is a great way to kick off the New Year,” stated de Vries. “I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel and working through the team’s testing programme and providing them with the best possible feedback I can.”

Envision Virgin Racing Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer Sylvain Filippi added: “Both are very proven, capable drivers so their ability to hit the ground running whilst helping us learn more about the car will provide a huge contribution.”

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