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Virgin's Bird flies in Marrakesh - secures ePrix super pole!

Virgin Racing's Sam Bird took flight in Marrakesh on Saturday, pipping DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne to pole position for today's ABB FIA Formula E race by just 0.046 seconds. It was hardly a straightforward session for Bird however who found himself on the receiving end of a bizarre pitlane incident. While everyone was winding down after the third group session, NIO's Tom Dillman rammed the back of Robin Frijns who in turn was pushed into Bird's car, damaging the Virgin racer's diffuser. Bird was forced to deal with the issue as a repair job could not be conducted by his crew under parc Fermé rules. Undeterred, the Brit put in stunning effort to beat Vergne to pole by the closest...
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