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Trulli to miss second Formula E race in Putrajaya

Formula E Championship - Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA - NOVEMBER 22: Michela Cerruti of Italy and Trulli Formula E Team drives during the FIA Formula E Putrajaya ePrix Championship race on November 22, 2014 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

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The Trulli Formula E Team has confirmed that it will not be racing in this weekend’s Putrajaya ePrix after failing scrutineering on Friday.

Trulli took no part in the opening race of the second FIA Formula E season in Beijing two weeks ago after parts of its car were held at customs.

Despite getting the car to Putrajaya on time, the team has failed to pass the scrutineering checks conducted by Formula E officials ahead of the weekend.

In a statement issued on Friday, team principal Lucio Cavuto confirmed with regret that Trulli would once again not be racing, but is confident that the team will be at the next race in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

“It is with big regret that we announce that we won’t participate in tomorrow’s race,” Cavuto said. “Everyone in the team has been working incredibly hard and we were looking forward to showing our car on track.

“I’d like to extend a big thank you to the whole team who have believed in the project from the start and worked relentlessly on it. Lots of work has been done on the cars and we are confident that everything will be fine in Punta del Este.

“I’d also like to thank the FIA and FEH for extending the scrutineering time. Unfortunately for us, it just was not enough time to complete the cars.

“Not to be forgotten to be thanked is our incredible fans who have offered great support in big numbers and we are sorry not to be able to be in the race for you.

“We wish everyone good luck in tomorrow’s race and wish for a good show.”

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