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BIRD READY TO FLY HIGH; Marrakesh ePrix.

Byline: AARON FLANAGAN

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SAM BIRD insists he has the speed to become Britain's first Formula E champion.

Bird, who has won a race in all six seasons of the electric series, would have arrived in Marrakesh for today's race (live on BBC2, 1:30pm) leading the championship if it wasn't for a late crash in Mexico last time out.

Instead, Bird is sixth and now playing catch-up.

Judging his championship potential, the Londoner said: "The pace has been there to do that. The points might not prove it, but the pace does.

"I am happy with what we have been able to bring to the table. We deserve to have scored a lot more points than we have done.

"There was plenty of good stuff to take out of Mexico and we now come to a track which we have historically been good at."

Bird's crash means the championship is now topped by New Zealand's Mitch Evans, who is leading British manufacturer Jaguar in their most successful season to date.

But Formula E has delivered a different race winner in all of the opening four races - and Evans knows the unpredictable nature means you can take nothing for granted.

He said: "In this championship you can't get too excited because you know this weekend will throw up something completely different, but the formula we have had recently has been positive."

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Author:AARON FLANAGAN
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 29, 2020
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