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Jaguar looking for qualifying improvements in Hong Kong

The Jaguar Formula E team have singled out qualifying as the main area for improvement for the team to consistently challenge for podiums this season.

With the team making it into the super pole shootout in just one of the four Formula E races so far this season, Jaguar team principal James Barclay has called on the team to make gains in their one-lap pace.

Mitch Evans managed to qualify in the top six for the Marrakesh ePrix, but was unable to qualifying any higher than sixth place.

The team’s best finish of fourth place has come at the season-opening Ad Diriyah ePrix but, looking ahead to the Hong Kong ePrix, Barclay believed that the team’s race pace performances would be rewarded with better qualifying performances.

“In Hong Kong, we will be working hard to improve our performance in qualifying, to ensure that we give ourselves the best possible starting position on the grid,” said Barclay.

“Our race pace and energy management has been good so far this season, and we have shown our potential during races. We must now execute that pace consistently to allow us to realise the results we are working hard to achieve throughout the remainder of the season.”

With Jaguar’s only Formula E podium coming in last season’s Hong Kong ePrix weekend, Barclay added that their focus is to achieve a similar result this weekend:

“We had a good race here last season, with Mitch claiming a podium position in race one and Nelson finishing in P4 in race two, so we’ll be pushing to repeat that success.”

For this weekend, viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the Hong Kong epRix live on BBC Two from 7:30 am, as well as the usual locations of BT Sport, Eurosport, BBC Online and BBC Red Button.

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