Heidfeld in talks with teams over Formula E seat for season two

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LONDON – Venturi Formula E Team driver Nick Heidfeld has revealed that he is in talks with teams over a seat for the second season of the FIA Formula E championship in spite of a difficult first campaign.

Heidfeld had been poised to win the inaugural ePrix in Beijing last September, only to crash out at the final corner after being hit by Nicolas Prost.

Since then, Heidfeld’s luck has failed to improve, limiting him to just a single podium finish at the Moscow ePrix three weeks ago.

Speaking to MotorSportsTalk ahead of this weekend’s season finale in London, the German said that although his first year has been a tough one, he believes that it has been a great success for the series as a whole.

As a result, Heidfeld is in talks with multiple teams over a drive for season two.

“For me personally it was unlucky, but for Formula E as a whole, I think it was very, very successful,” Heidfeld said.

“I want to be here in season two and I’m talking to teams at the moment.”

Another driver that is keen to remain in the championship for the 2015-2016 campaign is Mahindra Racing’s Bruno Senna, who hinted that he could be set to remain with the Indian team.

“We’ve had a difficult season,” Senna said. “The first season is always bit of a tricky one in that you don’t know which team or circumstances will be best, so I think we definitely could have done better.

“But at the same time we’ve had lots of bad luck as well. I had so many car failures, so many part failures. We lost lots of points from that.

“We need to improve, and I think we know a lot of the weak points we’ve had this year, so we’re going to try and make them better for next season.”

Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.

The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.

It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”

I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”

Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.

Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.

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Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee. I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

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