jean-eric vergne “hungry for more” in this weekend’s e-prix

10:00    09 Jan 2019

French Formula E racing driver Jean-Eric Vergne
Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne says he is “hungry for more” ahead of this weekend’s Marrakesh E-Prix in Morocco.

Vergne narrowly missed out on victory in the 2018/19 season opener in Saudi Arabia last month. The DS Techeetah driver recovered from a mid-race drive-through penalty to finish second behind BMW’s Antonio Felix da Costa.

"Being so close to the victory in the first round has left me very hungry for more, and it’s what my focus is all about right now," Vergne said.

"Marrakesh hasn’t been a good track for us in the past so I’m hoping that we can change that and leave Morocco on a high note this year.

"It still a very long way to go and we know that we need to continue to be razor sharp for the rest of the season."

Techeetah team principal Mark Preston was left pleased with how the new partnership with DS played out on debut in Ad Diriyah, but remained wary looking ahead to the race in Marrakesh.

"We had a really good first race together as a new team, and it was a proud moment to watch everything come together during the race weekend," Preston said.

"We definitely had our challenges, and I think we pretty much had every curve ball there was thrown at us, but the team handled them very well and came out on top.

“Ad Diriyah was a great start to the season for us but we now look to our next challenge, the Marrakesh E-Prix which we believe will shake up the grid further.

"Having raced at the circuit previously will give us some advantage but as it’s the first time that we take the DS E-TENSE FE19 there, we will have a lot of work to do."

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