ROKiT Venturi Racing in confident spirits for Mortara’s ‘home’ ePrix

The ROKiT Venturi Racing team, partnered by Acronis, heads into the weekend’s Rome e-Prix double header in confident mood following on from Edoardo Mortara’s fine podium in Riyadh.

Mortara pulled off one of the most dramatic overtakes in the short history of Formula E en route to finishing second in the Diriyah opener behind Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries.

Now, as the season moves to the historic streets of Rome for the longest circuit on the calendar, the Swiss-Italian racer is looking forward to replicating his form in his home race.

“I can’t wait to get back in the car – it feels like the last race was a long time ago and I’m really happy to race in Rome – not once but twice,” said Mortara in his team’s preview. “I like the city, I like the people, and I’m half-Italian so it is also my home race which is always very special for a driver. We’re heading to Rome off the back of a positive weekend in Diriyah and over the past few weeks, we’ve been improving our car so I hope we can continue to be competitive this weekend.

“The old version of the track in Rome was excellent to race on, but the new circuit features the same characteristics and a good mix of different corner types. On paper, the track has all of the right ingredients for some great racing.”

Having made his Formula E racing debut with his new team in Diriyah, rookie Norman Nato is confident of building some momentum and kick starting his season by also contributing to the points tally in Rome.

“I’m really looking forward to driving in Rome this weekend,” added Frenchman Nato. “I love street circuits and I think the new configuration of the track here has a lot of potential. The schedule this weekend is more compact than it was in Diriyah which I think will work well for me as a rookie because it gives the weekend more momentum overall, especially with the second race in the double-header.

“In the opening races, we saw how fine the margins are between teams and drivers – it’s incredibly close. I’ll be trying to find the limit from the off so I can continue to learn as much as possible.”

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