It has been a busy week for ROKiT as Tatiana Calderon tested for the AJ Foyt Racing NTT IndyCar Series team in Sebastien Bourdais’ No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet while this weekend the ROKiT Venturi Racing Formula E team head to New York for the New York ePrix and with Edoardo Mortara leading the championship, team principal Susie Wolff says the stakes are higher than ever given that there are just three races left this season.
“With only three race weekends remaining, the season is edging closer to its conclusion and with Edo leading the Driver’s Championship, the stakes are higher than ever for us. Whilst Puebla was a good weekend for Edo and a great morale boost for the team to see our hard work paying off, we still have plenty of work to do. We’re going into New York strong but as we’ve seen in Formula E, anything can happen during a race weekend. Historically the Brooklyn Street Circuit has produced some fantastic racing action and I’m confident that this weekend’s double-header won’t be the exception.”
Edoardo Mortara is looking forward to the race in the Big Apple and speaking about the event he commented saying:
“Following on from my double podium and win in Puebla, I can’t wait to get back out on the track in New York City this weekend. The Brooklyn Street Circuit is a track that I enjoy and it has a good mixture of corner types which can be good for overtaking. As the championship leader, we expect tough races starting from Group 1 in qualifying so performing well will be crucial to setting up my weekend, especially in Race 1. As a team, our confidence and motivation has never been higher which is an advantage heading into the final races of the season.”
Norman Nato is also looking forward to this weekend’s race saying:
“Another race weekend means another new track for me as a rookie, and I’m very excited to race in New York City for the first time. After driving the circuit on the simulator, I quite like the track on the whole and it has a nice mix of low, medium, high-speed corners. Turns 1, 6 and 10 will be key overtaking opportunities in the race and Turn 14 will also be really exciting, especially in qualifying because it requires you to attack with a lot of commitment to maximise lap time. As soon as practice gets underway, I’ll be pushing from the outset and the goal for me is to be fighting with the front runners.”