Formula E team names revealed for season two; Trulli yet to confirm line-up

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As the countdown to the start of the second Formula E season in Beijing continues, here is a quick round-up of all of the latest news from the electric racing series.

Following the conclusion of season one in London at the end of June, the ten teams have since been preparing for the second campaign with private testing of their new cars, complete with in-house powertrains that are new for season two.


Following the confirmation of the team roster for season two at the beginning of July, Formula E has recently published an updated entry list to reflect changes to some team names.

The most recent change is for the defending teams’ champions e.dams, who will now be known as Renault e.Dams instead of e.dams-Renault.

2015-2016 FIA Formula E Season Entry List

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Andretti Formula E Team
Dragon Racing
DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team
Mahindra Racing Formula E Team
NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Renault e.Dams
Team Aguri
Trulli Formula E Team
Venturi Formula E Team


Earlier this week, a report from revealed that Vitantonio Liuzzi is poised to return to Formula E for season two, racing alongside Jarno Trulli for the Italian’s eponymous team once again.

When contacted for comment by MotorSportsTalk, a spokesperson for Trulli Formula E Team said: “There is no official team confirmation of Trulli drivers for next season as of yet.”

Liuzzi raced for Trulli at five rounds of the inaugural Formula E season, but was unable to take part in the final double header in London due to a clash with a prior commitment. His place was taken by Alex Fontana at Battersea Park.


Formula E has confirmed that admission to the three tests at Donington Park in England across the course of August will be free for fans, albeit subject to a registration on the series’ website.

Three two-day tests are planned in the next month – August 10-11, August 17-18 and August 24-25 – and will give the teams a chance to see how they fare out on track against their rivals.

For more information on entrance to pre-season testing, click here.


In the past week, Formula E has released two short videos profiling the stories of the champions from season one.

Take a look below at how Nelson Piquet Jr and e.dams won the drivers’ and teams’ championships respectively.

Supercross points leader Eli Tomac finds silver linings in interruption

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Though his Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship charge was put on hold, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a silver lining for Eli Tomac.

Off the road while the season was postponed for nearly three months, the points leader was able to be present as his girlfriend, Jessica, gave birth to their daughter, Lev, on April 26

“A huge blessing for us there,” Tomac told host Mike Tirico during a “Lunch Talk Live” interview (click on the video above) in which he also joked about becoming a pro at busting off diaper changes. “That was one good blessing for us as we had our daughter on a Sunday, that would have been on a travel day coming back from the race in Las Vegas.


“That was probably the only positive out of all this mess was being able to be there for the birth.”

But there also could be more good fortune for Tomac as the series resumes Sunday at Salt Lake City, Utah (3-4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, 4-6 p.m. on NBC).

The final seven events will be held over 22 days in Rice-Eccles Stadium, which sits at just over 4,000 feet.

The elevation could favor Tomac, who was born and lives in Colorado and is accustomed to riding and training at altitude, which is a departure for many Supercross riders (many of whom hail from California and Florida).

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“That’s going to be the test for us,” said the Kawasaki rider, who five of the first 10 races this season. “We’re at elevation in Salt Lake, so when you’re on a motorcycle, you have a little bit of a loss of power. That’s just what happens when you come up in elevation. And a lot of guys train at sea level, and we’re at 4,000 to 5,000 feet, so cardio-wise, we’ll be pushed to the limit.

“Most of our races are Saturday nights and back to back weeks, but this go around it’s Sunday and Wednesday, so recovery is going to be key.”

Supercross will race Sunday and Wednesday for the next three weeks, capping the season with the June 21 finale, which also will be shown on NBCSN from 3-4:30 p.m. ET and NBC from 4:30-6 p.m. ET.

Tomac, who holds a three-point lead over Ken Roczen (who also recently visited “Lunch Talk Live”), told Tirico he had been riding for 90 minutes Thursday morning on a track outside Salt Lake City.

“Most of us we can rely on our past riding pretty well,” Tomac said. “The question is if you can go the distance. That’s what a lot of guys have to train on is going the distance. We go 20 minutes plus a lap. That’s what you’ve got to keep sharp is your general muscles. Within two to three days, your brain starts warming up more if you take a few weeks off the motorcycle.”

Here is the schedule and TV information for the rest of the season:

  • Sunday, May 31 (3-4 p.m. ET, NBCSN; 4-6 p.m. ET, NBC);
  • Wednesday, June 3 ( 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET, NBCSN);
  • Sunday, June 7 (5-8:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Wednesday, June 10 (7–10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Sunday, June 14 (7-10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Wednesday, June 17 (7-10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Sunday, June 21 (3-4:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN; 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. ET, NBC).
Eli Tomac rides his No. 3 Kawasaki in the Feb. 29 race at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia (Charles Mitchell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).