New Zealanders Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy both secured points scoring positions over the weekend’s double round Diriyah E-Prix in the FIA Formula E World Championship.
It was Cassidy who came off the best in the first race of the weekend as he wheeled his Envision Racing car up to sixth place from tenth.
As for Jaguar TCS driver Evans, he fell back to tenth after starting sixth, earning a single point nonetheless.
Taking home the round two race win was TAG Heuer Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein who stormed through the pack from ninth while standings leader Jake Dennis followed closely behind in second after starting outside the top ten.
Rounding out the podium was Evans’ teammate Sam Bird.
Things seemed to be going Evans way come round three with the Kiwi setting the pace in the third free practice session and claiming second position in qualifying.
Evans got off to a good start in the race by taking the lead from polesitter Jake Hughes through the first corner on the opening lap.
However, Hughes came back on the Jaguar TCS Racing driver to retake first position during Attack Mode, with Rene Rast getting by too.
Rast briefly held the top spot but a hard charging Wehrlein passed him after getting by Evans and Hughes.
From there, Evans slipped down into sixth with Sebastien Buemi capitalising on the Kiwi’s attempt to go up the inside of Hughes during the final laps of the race.
That left him to finish the race in seventh while fellow countryman Cassidy crossed the line in 13th.
It was the same story for the podium in round three with Wehrlein and Dennis claiming the top two spots respectively, with Rast this time in third.
Evans currently sits ninth in the championship standings with 11 points while Cassidy sits just behind by a single point.
Next up is round four which will get underway at the Hyderabad E-Prix in India on February 10 to 11, 2023.