Date
11.11.2016
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NIO Formula E Team
Marrakesh E-Prix Report

Following the 1-2 qualifying performance at the season-opener in Hong Kong, the NextEV Formula E Team with drivers Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey, head to Marrakesh aiming for another strong performance in the ‘Red City’.

Track Marrakesh, Morocco
Turns 12
Location coordinates 33° 27′ 0″ S 70° 40′ 0″ W
Laps 37
Length 2.97 km
Oliver Turvey 9th
Nelson Piquet Jr. 5th

Oliver Turvey

16 NIO 003
P4 Race Result: 9th

“The biggest challenge in Marrakesh will be learning the new track ahead of qualifying as well as executing the race. The track looks an exciting one, with some faster corners and plenty of straights offering many overtaking opportunities. The first sector looks particularly exciting with two fast long corners. My aim is always to win so I will be aiming to go one better in qualifying and to convert this in the race.”

Nelson Piquet Jr.

16 NIO 003
P19 Race Result: 5th

“My objective for Marrakesh is to have another strong team performance, see the real potential of the car and score as many points as we can. We will keep assessing our strong areas and looking at areas for improvement so that we know the direction that we need to move in. I think Marrakesh looks like a faster track than we are used to as it’s built for racing and the track is slightly wider. It will be an interesting city to race in and I’m looking forward to getting back on track.”

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