Buemi quickest in FP2 in Morocco

Defending champion Sebastien Google set a new unofficial track record at the Circuit Moulay El Hassan in second practice for the Marrakesh ePrix.

The Renault e.dams driver set a best time of 1:20.599s, which is over a second faster than the pole position time for the WTCC race at the track earlier this year.

The top six all went under the WTCC pole mark. Felix Rosenqvist was second fastest for Mahindra, Jean-Eric Vergne third for TECHEETAH, Oliver Turvey fourth for NEXTEV, Loic Duval sixth for Faraday Future Dragon Racing and Daniel Abt sixth for Abt Schaeffler.

The session ended early after Sam Bird had a big crash at Turn 8. The Brit lost control of his DS Virgin Racing car and slammed into the barrier, causing significant damage to his car. He was unharmed, but the red flag was thrown as his car was recovered.

This prevented a number of drivers from trying a 200kw qualification simulation, including Nico Prost, who was well out of position in 19th for Renault e.dams.

Qualifying for the race takes place at 12pm (GMT) this afternoon.

Results

POS Team No./DRIVER TIME GAP KPH/MPH LAPS
1 Renault e.Dams 9 S. Buemi 1:20.599 +0.000s 132.7 / 82.5 16
2 Mahindra Racing 19 F. Rosenqvist 1:20.834 +0.235 132.3 / 82.2 10
3 Techeetah 25 J. Vergne 1:21.209 +0.610 131.7 / 81.8 15
4 NextEV NIO 88 O. Turvey 1:21.453 +0.854 131.3 / 81.6 15
5 Faraday Future Dragon Racing 6 L. Duval 1:21.549 +0.950 131.2 / 81.5 12
6 ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 66 D. Abt 1:21.585 +0.986 131.1 / 81.5 15
7 NextEV NIO 3 N. Piquet Jr. 1:21.731 +1.132 130.9 / 81.3 13
8 Andretti Formula E 28 A. da Costa 1:21.775 +1.176 130.8 / 81.3 12
9 ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 11 L. di Grassi 1:21.776 +1.177 130.8 / 81.3 16
10 Mahindra Racing 23 N. Heidfeld 1:21.825 +1.226 130.7 / 81.2 9
11 DS Virgin Racing 2 S. Bird 1:21.913 +1.314 130.6 / 81.1 11
12 Venturi Formula E 5 M. Engel 1:22.339 +1.740 129.9 / 80.7 16
13 Techeetah 33 Q. Ma 1:22.365 +1.766 129.9 / 80.7 15
14 Panasonic Jaguar Racing 20 M. Evans 1:22.591 +1.992 129.5 / 80.5 14
15 DS Virgin Racing 37 J. Lopez 1:22.654 +2.055 129.4 / 80.4 9
16 Faraday Future Dragon Racing 7 J. d'Ambrosio 1:22.904 +2.305 129.0 / 80.2 16
17 Renault e.Dams 8 N. Prost 1:23.048 +2.449 128.8 / 80.0 16
18 Venturi Formula E 4 S. Sarrazin 1:23.387 +2.788 128.3 / 79.7 13
19 Andretti Formula E 27 R. Frijns 1:23.455 +2.856 128.2 / 79.6 9
20 Panasonic Jaguar Racing 47 A. Carroll 1:24.341 +3.742 126.8 / 78.8 13

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