Garcia joins Piquet at China Racing for Uruguay

No other driver changes are expected.

Three-time GT Le Mans class winner Antonio Garcia has been selected to race alongside Nelson Piquet Jr. at China Racing in the third round of the 2014/2015 FIA Fomula E World Championship.

Garcia will make his series debut and is the only expected driver change ahead of the Punta del Este ePrix. He is replacing Ho-Pin Tung, who is unavailable to drive due to a prior racing commitments.

Garcia, who tested for the team during pre-season at Donington Park, said in a statement, “I’m looking forward to my first Formula E race. The track is new for everyone so for me the main challenge is going to be learning the car, in particular managing the battery."

"Having two races under his belt, Nelson [Piquet] should help me with this, as well as being able to analysis his data from Beijing and Putrajaya to help me get up to speed. During testing at Donington, I felt comfortable in the car and was lapping within the top five, so that’s where we hope to be fighting in Punta del Este. I guess I now need to start promoting myself for FanBoost!"

Statement via FIA Formula E

 

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Series Formula E
Drivers Antonio Garcia , Nelson Piquet Jr. , Ho-Pin Tung
Teams NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Article type Breaking news
Tags china racing