Maximilian Guenther on his 'phenomenal' Tokyo E-Prix victory

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Maximilian Guenther on his 'phenomenal' Tokyo E-Prix victory

The Maserati MSG Racing driver managed to get his first win of Season 10, and continues the streak of five different winners in the first five races.

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Celebrating his fifth win in Formula E, Guenther told Formula E how he almost missed out on the Julius Baer Pole Position and managed to make the pass for the lead on Nissan's Oliver Rowland. 

The German hit the front on Lap 24 after long-time leader and polesitter Rowland ceded top spot as energy become critical with the race drawing towards its close. Guenther had placed himself in the slipstream of the leader and was able to keep with the Nissan - which had looked very strong on home soil - while saving some usable energy for a final push.

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Once Guenther hit the front, Rowland was unable to make a move stick as hard as the Yorkshireman tried in front of a passionate Nissan support. Guenther fended off three attempts on the final lap and was able to drive to the flag to seal his and Maserati MSG Racing's first win since Jakarta in Season 9 and his fifth in the series.

It's a great and vital victory for the team, as they head to one of their home races next in Misano.