Salvador Duran Returns to Team Aguri

by Katy McConnachie

Salvador Duran will return to the Formula E championship with Team Aguri for the remainder of the season after the team parted ways with Frenchman, Nathanael Berthon on Monday.

Duran was originally meant to take part in this season’s championship with Trulli Formula E but was dropped from the team due to a “breach of contract” before the team’s official exit from the series.

After partnering Antonio Felix da Costa in the opening few rounds of the 2015/16 season, Nathanael Berthon left the team despite scoring points.

In the first season of the Formula E championship, Duran competed with Team Aguri for all but the opening round and therefore is familiar with the team. In his time with the team originally, Duran scored a total of 13 points altogether.

Speaking about signing with Team Aguri, Duran said: “I am very excited to have re-signed for Team Aguri. This is a very ambitious team with some of the best engineering and technical knowledge in Formula E, and I look forward to being part of an already successful season.”

The Mexican driver also commented on his opportunity to take part in his home ePrix in Mexico in March.

“I’m particularly looking forward to my home race in Mexico in March. The atmosphere will be amazing and I can’t wait to put on a good show for all my compatriots.”

“Salvador is a perfect fit for the team and it’s great to have him joining us,” claimed Team Aguri owner, Marc Faggionato. “His experience in the series is crucial, given the unique handling of these cars, and will play a major role in driving the team’s development forward for the remainder of the season and into next year.”

The next round of the season will take place in a weeks’ time at the Buenos Aires ePrix.

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