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Mitch Evans wins Jakarta E-Prix to claim third race victory this season after thrilling finish

Baku, June 6, AZERTAC

Jaguar TCS Racing`s Mitch Evans kept his cool in the searing Indonesian heat to win the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix and take his third race victory in Season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, according to Eurosport.

Formula E made its debut at the Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit as the drivers dealt with the additional challenge of temperature management in the 30+ degree heat of the Indonesian capital.

Evans, who started in P3, battled for the lead during much of the race with Julius Baer Pole setter Jean-Éric Vergne, with the latter looking set to take his first win of the season for much of the race.

But some exceptional energy management from the Jaguar team helped the Kiwi driver overtake his rival with just minutes to go.

And speaking after the race, Evans admitted he had to dig deep to hold on and take the chequered flag in the most challenging of conditions.

Next stop for Round 10 in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the Marrakesh E-Prix on Saturday July 2.

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