Following Envision Virgin Racing’s disappointing start to the inaugural Marbula-E series, held at the Paris circuit, the team are looking to come back stronger in the second round of the championship, the Seoul M-Prix.
Held in conjunction with Jelle’s Marble Runs and ABB FIA Formula E, the ‘zero emission’ marble racing aims to replicate the all-electric Formula E series, which is temporarily suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Premiering on the team’s Facebook channel the opening round of the marble series really got the ball rolling, with over one and a half million enthusiastic viewers across social media virtually cheering on their favourite team’s marble. The upcoming round sees an exciting addition for Jelle’s fans as veteran marble commentator Greg ‘Woodsie’ Woods will join voice of Formula E, Jack Nicholls, as co-commentator.
Fans can tune in to the next Marbula-E event, the Seoul M-Prix, on the team’s Facebook channel this Saturday (May 2) at 11:00 (BST).
Sylvain Filippi, Envision Virgin Racing’s Managing Director, said: “I’m glad that the fans enjoyed the first round of Marbula-E as much as I did! It’s a shame that we didn’t make it onto the podium, but we’ve got another chance to make it this weekend at the virtual Seoul track. The content sums up the ethos of our team, it’s incredibly fun and I’ll definitely be live tweeting along again! The quality of the production from Jelle’s is incredible, I especially love the grandstands, and it’s great to have Woodsie on-board with Jack [Nicholls] for this upcoming race.”