Cassidy joins Powell at Virgin for Marrakesh Test

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Reigning Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy will enter the Marrakesh E-Prix Formula E test for Envision Virgin Racing.

Cassidy scored a win in Super Formula, which was enough to win the series. The New Zealander also drove in  Super GT where he also picked up another win, on his way to finishing second in the championship.

The 25-year-old will make his first appearance in aa Formula E  car in the March 1 test, joining W Series race winner and Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy driver Alice Powell in the Audi-powered Envision.

“I’ll be joining the team throughout the weekend in Marrakesh and it’ll be great to go through all the race weekend rituals with them – especially as they got a double-podium there last year.”

Sylvain Filippi, the managing director Envision Virgin Racing, added: “Nick Cassidy is an incredible young talent and we’re looking forward to having him test our Formula E car.

“His race wins say it all really but he’s also worked incredibly hard in the team simulator ahead of the test to ensure that he’s ready to drive a Formula E car – the experience needed is very different to any other car and I’m confident that Nick will excel in Marrakesh.

“This is the only in-season test so it’s incredibly important that the team maximise the data gathered in Marrakesh – I believe that Nick will do a great job for us.”