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Jimenez claims Rome pole position

Sergio Jimenez claimed pole position for the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy by two-tenths-of-a-second ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Bryan Sellers.

It was Jimenez’s first pole of the season as he beat Sellers and Team Asia New Zealand’s Simon Evans to start from first.

Sellers set the early pace in the session but Jaguar Brazil Racing’s Jimenez posted a time of 1m52.537s to move ahead of the American driver.

Championship leader Evans will start third after posting a time just 0.002s slower than Sellers.

Sellers’ RLL team-mate, Katherine Legge was fourth and almost half-a-second back from Jimenez.

Legge had a puncture in Friday’s free practice session which limited her running to only three laps in the only practice session ahead of qualifying.

TWR Techeetah’s Stefan Rzadzinski was fifth, a tenth of a second behind Legge while Ahmed Bin-Khanen was the fastest Pro-Am driver.

Bin-Khanen was only three-hundredths of a second slower than Rzadinzski.

Caca Bueno, who won the last race in Sanya was seventh after picking up a puncture during the session. Yaqi Zhang was eighth ahead of Bandar Alesayi.

Jaguar VIP driver Luca Salvadori, who usually competes on bikes, was 10th with Celia Martin and Qi Lin rounding out the field.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Media

Jack Amey

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