Jaguar Brazil Racing claimed its first one-two of the I-PACE eTROPHY season in Monaco.
After a hectic start to the race on the famous street circuit, Cacá Bueno put the disappointment of Paris aside with a strong performance. Taking control of the race, he claimed a well-deserved victory ahead of team-mate Sérgio Jimenez.
Cacá said: “I always watch Monaco races on TV and see it a very special venue, so to win a race here is fantastic. I needed the win because there was a gap building in the championship and these points keep me in the battle to fight for the title.”
Finishing third was PRO Championship leader Bryan Sellers, as he navigated his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing I-PACE eTROPHY home to win some valuable points.
While in the PRO-AM race, Team China’s Yaqi Zhang claimed his second win of the season, with Saudi Racing’s Bandar Alesayi finishing second, and Viessmann Team Germany’s Célia Martin completing a hat-trick of podium finishes.
Heading into the final quarter of the inaugural eTROPHY season, it is American Bryan Sellers who leads the PRO drivers’ championship. He leads Sérgio Jimenez by five points with Team Asia New Zealand’s Simon Evans a further nine points behind.
Bandar Alesayi leads the PRO-AM standings, 32 points ahead of team-mate Ahmed Bin Khanen and 40 ahead of Monaco winner Yaqi Zhang.
A special VIP guest got the opportunity to see what the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race car could do, as 2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg took Prince Albert of Monaco out for a hot lap.
The teams now head to the eighth race of the season in Berlin on 25 May.