Sergio Jimenez dominates Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY finale to take third win
Sergio Jimenez secured a dominant victory at the final race of the inaugural season of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, taking a third series win in New York.
For the second race of the weekend after sealing the Pro title on Saturday, Jimenez secured pole position, beating Jaguar Brazil Racing team-mate Caca Bueno to the top spot in qualifying.
Emulating his performance from Race 1, Jimenez completed a clinical drive on the Brooklyn Street Circuit, taking a lights to flag victory, standing on the top step of the podium at the end of the 25-minute + 1 lap race.
Facing a constant threat from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Katherine Legge, Bueno held off the British racer to take second place over four seconds adrift of Jimenez while Legge's third place finish marked her first podium in the series since Hong Kong.
Simon Evans hunted down Legge in the final stages of the race, however, was unable to overtake to move into the podium positions after initially starting the race from third, dropping to fourth after getting overtaken by the aforementioned Briton in Turn 2.
After missing Race 1 following a heavy crash in qualifying, Bryan Sellers contested his first race of the weekend in New York and put in an impressive driving performance, clawing through the field to take fifth after starting in 10th.
Finishing sixth overall, Ahmed Bin-Khanen took victory in the Pro-Am class ahead of Team China Racing's Yaqi Zhang while Bandar Alesayi stood on the final step of the podium, re-overtaking Celia Martin with 13-minutes + 1 lap of running remaining.
Ziyi Zhang in the second Team China car was the final classified finisher, with Martin failing to see the chequered flag in the final race of the season following a car shutdown in the final two minutes. VIP driver Mark Hacking failed to take the grid for Race 2 after crashing heavily in Race 1.