Once again, soaring daytime temperatures (this time in Marrakesh) will test Mahindra Racing's battery heat management skills to the hilt!
We haven’t been to Marrakesh for a couple of years – we were there in 2020 when the pandemic began, and as a series, we haven’t been back since. In many ways, it seems like yesterday that we were battling it out on the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, but in others, it seems like a lifetime ago.
As we pause to reflect on what has happened between these two visits, we feel excited to be going back. It is a fun and exciting track with lots of overtaking opportunities, and Mahindra Racing has had some incredible results here – pole position in the inaugural Marrakesh E-Prix in 2016, consecutive race wins in 2018 and 2019, and the fastest lap in 2020. So, while the pressure is on, the confidence is quite high.
This year's biggest challenge – something that we’ve not had in the past because we’ve normally gone there in February and not July – is that the temperature will be high, and we’ll have to manage battery heat. We’re expecting the highs to be around 39 degrees centigrade, which means the race will start slightly later than usual at 17:00 local time, which is 21:30 IST.
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