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Sellers claims Paris win in disrupted race

Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Bryan Sellers claimed a lights-to-flag win in a shortened Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race in Paris.

The race was red flagged with three minutes to go when Jaguar Brazil Racing’s Caca Bueno crashed at the Turn 3 90-degree right-hander.

The Tecpro and concrete barriers had both been moved and needed replacing.

Bueno had picked up a puncture after crashing into the wall on the exit of Turn 2.

Sellers qualified on pole after setting the fastest lap of the session with his last lap to beat Bueno.

He then got a better start and controlled the race despite a full course yellow and then a safety car before the red flag.

TWR Techeetah’s Stefan Rzadzinski finished in second place with Bueno’s team-mate Sergio Jimenez coming home in third place and completing the podium.

Simon Evans was fourth with Ahmed Bin-Khanen fifth and taking the Pro-Am class victory for Saudi Racing.

Celia Martin (Viessman Jaguar eTrophy Team Germany) was sixth despite a collision with Jaguar VIP driver Archie Hamilton.

Hamilton was on the inside going into the Turn 9 hairpin but was too far back to make a move stick. The pair collided with Hamilton retiring from the race.

Jaguar China Racing’s Yaqi Zhang was seventh overall but claimed third in Pro-Am class, with Martin second, to complete the Pro-Am podium.

Bandar Alesayi (Saudi Racing) was eighth ahead of Ziyi Z. Zhang.

Katherine Legge was classified in 10th place despite being caught up in the incident that brought out the red flag.

Legge had tried to make a move around the outside of Bueno when he picked up the puncture but Bueno was unable to turn into the corner and Legge had nowhere to go.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Racing

Jack Amey

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