Evans wins in Rome

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Mitch Evans erased mem­o­ries of last year’s Rome For­mula E race when he held off Ger­many’s An­dre Lot­terer for his break­through vic­tory yes­ter­day. The New Zealand driver be­came the sev­enth dif­fer­ent win­ner in as many rounds of the all-elec­tric se­ries in a red-flagged race in Rome to give Jaguar Rac­ing their first suc­cess of 2019. Af­ter start­ing from sec­ond on the grid, Evans passed pole­sit­ter Lot­terer late in the race and held him off, cross­ing the fin­ish line with only two per cent bat­tery left. Evans, 24, said the vic­tory rid the ‘‘bad mem­o­ries’’ of the same venue last year when he ran out of power when lead­ing.

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