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Evans signs multi-year deal at Jaguar

Mitch Evans has been confirmed by Jaguar Racing as one of their drivers ahead of the upcoming Formula E season after the New Zealander signed a ‘multi-year contract’ at the outfit.

The only driver to have raced for the team throughout its existence, Evans was the driver who claimed the team’s first points, podium and win.

The New Zealander also had his best season in the series as he finished fifth in the overall standings with the win in Rome being backed up by additional podiums in Bern and the first race in New York.

Before competing in Formula E, he had spent the previous four seasons racing in GP2 and also has a class podium at Le Mans in 2015.

“I’m really happy to be staying with the team for a fourth season,” said Evans. “I have had a taste for victory driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing now all I want is more!

“The team is getting stronger and I feel at home here. I’m determined to push forward with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, building on last season’s success as we hunt down more points, podiums and wins.”

Team Director James Barclay said: “We are delighted that Mitch has committed his future to Panasonic Jaguar Racing and will remain an integral part of the team for the foreseeable future. We have grown together in the last three seasons and developed into a winning team capable of fighting at the front of this highly competitive championship. Together we look forward to writing the next chapter of Jaguar Racing’s history.”

Evans’ team-mate will be announced at the team’s launch on October 2.

Rob Lomas

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