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Formula E

Reigning F1 Academy champion to make Formula E debut

Reigning F1 Academy champion Marta Garcia will be testing for ERT in Formula E's Berlin rookie test.

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Reigning F1 Academy champion Marta Garcia will make her Formula E debut in next month's Berlin rookie test, where she will be driving for ERT.

The announcement comes ahead of this weekend's Monaco E-Prix, marking the halfway point of the 10th season of Formula E. Garcia will be present at the Circuit de Monaco, where she will be getting to know the Chinese-based squad.

Garcia will become just the second female driver to test the Gen3 machinery, with Gabriela Jílková having been the first after driving for Porsche in the most recent pre-season test.

"I am thrilled to join ERT Formula E Team for the Berlin Rookie Test," said Garcia. "Formula E represents the future of motorsport, and I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to experience it firsthand.

"I've been following the championship closely, and I'm eager to get behind the wheel of the ERT X24 car and contribute to the team's development.

"This test is a stepping stone in my career, and I'm determined to make the most of it."

A chance to 'showcase her skills'

As mentioned, the 23-year-old is won the inaugural F1 Academy title last year, and is set to compete in the highly-competitive Formula Regional European Championship (FRECA) with the iconic Iron Dames.

Participating in the Formula E rookie test will be a great insight for Garcia into the world of Formula E and will allow ERT to see whether she can be a potential first-team option for the future.

"We are incredibly excited to welcome Marta García to the ERT Formula E family for the Berlin Rookie Test," said Alex Hui, ERT Team Principal.

"Marta's exceptional talent and achievements in F1 Academy are undeniable. This test serves as a fantastic platform to showcase her skills within the dynamic environment of Formula E.

"We are confident that Marta will quickly adapt to the unique demands of electric racing and provide valuable insights for the team."

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