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Felipe Massa set for Formula E test with Jaguar

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Panasonic Jaguar Racing has confirmed that Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa will enjoy a Formula E test amid suggestions that the Brazilian could move into the series in the future.

Massa, 35, had been due to retire from F1 at the end of 2016 and expressed an interest in moving into Formula E before agreeing to race for another year with Williams.

However, Massa appears to be planning for life after F1 after it was confirmed on Friday that he would be testing the Jaguar I-Type Formule E car.

“Panasonic Jaguar Racing received a request from Formula E to give Felipe Massa the chance to experience a Formula E car,” a spokesperson from Jaguar told NBC Sports.

“We are happy to provide this opportunity.”

Massa has a one-year deal with Williams after being drafted in as a replacement following Valtteri Bottas’ exit from the team, taking Nico Rosberg’s vacant Mercedes seat.

While Massa remains tied up in F1 until at least the end of November, Formula E’s fourth season is expected to start in December 2017, creating the possibility for the ex-Ferrari racer to move into the championship at that point.

Jaguar currently fields Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans in Formula E, having made its debut in the all-electric championship with a factory team at the start of October.

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.