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Jaguar Formula E team re-signs Evans

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Friday 27th September, 2019 - 9:30am

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Mitch Evans

New Zealander Mitch Evans has re-signed with the Jaguar Racing Formula E team in a multi-year contract.

The new deal takes effect from the upcoming 2019/20 season of the all-electric single-seater championship, although the exact term has not been disclosed.

Evans has been with Jaguar since he debuted in Formula E in 2016/17 and finished on the podium for the first time in Race 2 of 2017/18 in Hong Kong.

Team and driver got their first Formula E race wins in Rome in April this year, as the New Zealander ended up a career best fifth in the championship.

“I’m really happy to be staying with the team for a fourth season,” said Evans.

“I have had a taste for victory driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing now all I want is more.

“The team is getting stronger and I feel at home here. I’m determined to push forward with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, building on last season’s success as we hunt down more points, podiums and wins.”

Team Principal James Barclay added, “We are delighted that Mitch has committed his future to Panasonic Jaguar Racing and will remain an integral part of the team for the foreseeable future.

“We have grown together in the last three seasons and developed into a winning team capable of fighting at the front of this highly competitive championship.

“Together we look forward to writing the next chapter of Jaguar Racing’s history.”

Evans’ team-mate is set to be named at Jaguar’s season launch on October 2.

Alex Lynn finished the 2018/19 campaign for Jaguar after Nelson Piquet left halfway through following a run of poor results.

Official testing takes place in Valencia next month before the first two races of the campaign in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 22-23.

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