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McConnell joins JBXE for Excessive E season-finale in Uruguay – EAST AUTO NEWS

McConnell joins JBXE for Excessive E season-finale in Uruguay


Fraser McConnell will make his Excessive E debut driving for JBXE within the season-ending Vitality X Prix in Uruguay this weekend.

McConnell, a Nitro Rallycross race winner, had served because the collection’ designated male reserve driver from the second spherical of the season rather than Timo Scheider, who’d been known as as much as XITE Vitality Racing.

However with Ezequiel Companc becoming a member of XITE, Scheider returning to his former function, and former JBXE driver Kevin Hansen transferring over to Veloce Racing in a multi-year deal, the door was opened for McConnell to go well with up alongside Hedda Hosas.

“Because the Championship Driver for the final three rounds, I’ve been in a position to get a better take a look at how the entire groups function, and I’m more than happy to be leaping into the yellow and white JBXE machine alongside Hedda,” stated McConnell. “I’m wanting ahead to assembly the workforce and getting some work achieved.”

JBXE workforce proprietor Jenson Button stated: “I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Fraser in motion lately and I couldn’t be happier to have him be a part of JBXE for our remaining race of the season. Figuring out how fast he’s, I can’t wait to see him battle it out in JBXE colors alongside Hedda.”

McConnell to JBXE is one in every of quite a few driver strikes going down forward of the conclusion of the all-electric off-road collection’ second season.

Becoming a member of the youthful Hansen brother at Veloce will likely be reigning champion driver Molly Taylor, who has been out of the collection since contesting the season opener for Saudi Arabia for JBXE.

In the meantime, a scheduling battle signifies that Kyle LeDuc is lacking a spherical for the primary time, his spot at Chip Ganassi Racing being taken by RJ Anderson.

Lastly, there’s a change to the feminine aspect of the reserves bench with Klara Andersson persevering with with Abt Cupra after a formidable debut in Chile. Her spot as Championship Driver is being crammed by Christine Giampaoli Zonca who lately departed Veloce with Lance Woolridge, who’s presently unattached.

McConnell joins JBXE for Excessive E season-finale in Uruguay – EAST AUTO NEWS
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