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Formula E confirms season four entry list, sporting regulations

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Formula E has confirmed its entry list and updated sporting regulations ahead of its fourth season, set to begin in Hong Kong on December 2.

The all-electric series will once again boast a 10-strong grid for season four, with the same outfits that took part in the 2016/17 campaign returning.

The entered teams for 2017/18 are as follows:

  • Andretti Formula E
  • Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
  • Dragon Racing
  • DS Virgin Racing
  • Mahindra Racing
  • NIO Formula E Team
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing
  • Renault e.dams
  • TECHEETAH
  • Venturi Formula E Team

While on the face of things it is the same as last year’s entry list, there have been three subtle team name changes.

Firstly, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport is now known as Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, reflecting the works backing the team now receives from German manufacturer Audi.

Secondly, NextEV NIO has dropped the ‘NextEV’ portion of its name, reflecting a wider rebrand within its company that was first present in Formula E in Buenos Aires when a new livery appeared.

Last but not least, Dragon Racing has dropped EV manufacturer Faraday Future from its name, having raced last year as ‘Faraday Future Dragon Racing’.

The move comes amid much uncertainty surrounding the future of Faraday Future, but a spokesperson from the company confirmed to NBC Sports that the nature of its relationship with Dragon has not changed.

“Faraday Future continues to maintain its partnership with Dragon Racing in the FIA Formula E Championship,” the confirmation read.

“We continue to honor our commitments as evidenced by our testing for Season 4 in the past few weeks.”

Formula E also confirmed the updates within its sporting regulations, with the following being the most notable changes:

  • Any driver who is not classified in the top ten positions at the end of the race will not be eligible for the point awarded for fastest lap.
  • Elimination of a non-qualifying session when two races take place during the same event.
  • Increase in the number of promotional days from 3 to 6 days per team with a maximum of 3 days on circuit, to promote roadshows.
  • Addition of a practice session day during the season and a practice session day reserved for rookies.
  • Increase of power during the race from 170 kW to 180 kW.

Formula E will embark on a 14-race schedule for season four, with new events in Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome confirmed as well as two TBA venues, one of which is understood to be Munich in Germany.

Dean Wilson out for the remainder of the Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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