FIA Formula E reveals season three teams, entry list

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The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the teams and entry list for season three, with a couple changes from season two.

Jaguar, as it announced late last year, will make its entry as a fully fledged manufacturer into the series.

Then we have the change for what was the Team Aguri entry, with Aguri having announced a sale earlier this week to new investors.

Techeetah, a Chinese team, has taken over Team Aguri’s entry and is owned by China Media Capital, a public equity and venture capital firm based in Shanghai.

Additionally the confirmation of Faraday Future as a partner with Dragon Racing will see that team rebranded and the car entered as a Penske 701-EV.

Here’s the entry list of teams and cars for season three, below:

Teams

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Andretti Formula E
Faraday Future Dragon Racing
DS Virgin Racing
Jaguar Racing
Mahindra Racing
NextEV NIO
Renault e.Dams
Techeetah
Venturi Formula E

Also announced today are the names of the nine constructors whose powertrains have been homologated for season three.

Manufacturer           Car model
ABT Schaeffler         ABT Schaeffler FE02
Andretti Technologies  ATEC-02
DS-Virgin              DSV-02
Jaguar                 Jaguar I-Type 1
Mahindra               M3 ELECTRO
NextEV TCR             NextEV TCR Formula 002
Penske                 701-EV
Renault                Z.E. 16
Venturi                VM200-FE-02

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.