Simon Evans for the Asia New Zealand squad took pole position for the inaugural race of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, the brother of Panasonic Jaguar Racing star Mitch Evans was able to find the best from the track conditions on the historic streets of Ad Diriyah. The Kiwi took pole position by a whisker, beating Bryan Sellers of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing by just 11-thousandths of a second.
Behind the top two, Sergio Jiminez and Caca Bueno from Jaguar Brazil Racing will make up the second row of the grid, some 87-thousandths and 37-tenths of a second off Evans pole-time respectively.
Late entrant from TWR Techeetah, Stefan Rzadzinski will line-up fifth ahead of one of the local drivers, Bandar Alesayi from Saudi Racing– putting his local knowledge to good use to get the best out of car on the streets of Ad Diriyah.
VIP Entrant Alice Powell will line up seventh ahead of the second Saudi Racing driver Ahmed Bin-Khanen in eighth.
The fifth and sixth rows was headed by Katherine Legge, Celia Martin followed by the two Team China entrants of Tao Wang and Yaqi Zhang, who was some four seconds off Evans’s pole-time.