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 Power X Prix in Uruguay this weekend.
McConnell, a Nitro Rallycross race winner, had served because the sequence’ designated male reserve driver from the second spherical of the season rather than Timo Scheider, who’d been known as as much as XITE Power Racing.
However with Ezequiel Companc becoming a member of XITE, Scheider returning to his former function, and former JBXE driver Kevin Hansen shifting 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 capable of get a more in-depth take a look at how the entire groups function, and I’m very happy to be leaping into the yellow and white JBXE machine alongside Hedda,” stated McConnell. “I’m trying ahead to assembly the group and getting some work achieved.”
JBXE group proprietor Jenson Button stated: “I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Fraser in motion not too long ago 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 all a lot of driver strikes happening forward of the conclusion of the all-electric off-road sequence’ second season.
Becoming a member of the youthful Hansen brother at Veloce will probably be reigning champion driver Molly Taylor, who has been out of the sequence 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 facet 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 not too long ago departed Veloce with Lance Woolridge, who’s at the moment unattached.