Sam Bird and Envision Virgin Racing enjoyed a successful first day of running during official  Formula E pre-season testing at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit by topping the timesheets.

Taking place on a modified 3.094km circuit, featuring 15 turns including an artificial chicane, the team completed 125 laps in total to cap off a positive first day of testing.

Gaining valuable data for the team in the morning session, both drivers completed crucial race runs, whilst the afternoon session saw Bird topping the timing sheets in the final two minutes of the session with a time of 1:15.570s. The Briton’s teammate, Robin Frijns, ended the first day with similar strong pace to end P9 (1:16.081s).

With a positive first day under their belts, the team will look to capitalise on the good weather in Valencia and continue to gain valuable data for the team ahead of the inaugural 2019/2020 race in November.

Day two of testing gets underway from 09:00 local time on Wednesday.