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Launch Pad | 2 July 2020

July 2, 2021

Guatemala!

ROKiT Cities Teams With Wayfree To Deploy Freemium Public Internet Access Via Wi-Fi Across Guatemala 
ROKiT is supporting the Government of Guatemala’s ConectaGuate initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide in all 340 Municipalities across the country.

ROKiT Cities has formed a private partnership with Wayfree, a Guatemalan Smart City company, to deploy freemium public Internet access via Wi-Fi across Guatemala. With ROKiT Cities’ proprietary technologies it will be possible to achieve complete and affordable access to connectivity for the entire population in the 340 Municipalities of Guatemala by 2022/2023. 
The initiative was announced at a press conference held at the National Palace of Culture in Guatemala City on Monday 21st June.

WATCH IT HERE

To hear from JK (Pictured Below) and JP scroll to 15.30.
 At the announcement of this initiative on the 21st Josue Lemus, the Minister of Communications (CIV) said: “The plan is a significant contribution to strengthen the education of the Guatemalan population.”
This is a very important announcement for our company.

Jonathan Kendrick, Co Founder and Chairman.

Check out his website HERE

Jan S. Kluth (above)
Global Chief Commercial Officer | Chief Strategy Officer
Meeting with Wayfree in Guatemala

Find out more about ROKiT Cities HERE

ALICE POWELL WINS THE

ROKiT W SERIES OPENER

26 June 2021
Alice Powell made it back-to-back W Series victories at an action-packed ROKiT first race of the 2021 season in Austria.
Nearly 700 days after winning the final race of W Series’ inaugural season at Brands Hatch in August 2019, the 28-year-old (Racing X) led all the way from pole position to the chequered flag – and recorded the fastest lap – to complete a clean sweep at the Red Bull Ring where she also topped Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions.
The Briton was followed home by compatriot Sarah Moore (Scuderia W), while Liechtenstein’s Fabienne Wohlwend (Bunker Racing) took advantage of a flurry of late incidents to complete the podium despite starting ninth.

The Red Bull Ring will once again play host for the second of this season’s eight W Series races on Saturday 3 July in support of Formula 1’s Austrian Grand Prix. 
Alice Powell, 28, UK, Racing X, said:
“I saw Marta’s car on the side of the track and I was dreading the safety car coming out, but I managed to keep control. I knew I had the pace, so it was just about staying consistent and bringing it home. I struggled for the first couple of laps to push but I knew the pace would be there, and I was just focused on going forward. It’s the perfect start and an amazing feeling, better than I had in 2019, so a massive thanks to W Series and F1 for such a great weekend.”

Alice Powell (GBR) celebrates after winning the race

Sarah Moore, 27, UK, team, Scuderia W:
“I stalled on the formation lap but managed to get away well at the start of the race to keep a little bit of pressure on Alice. The safety car came out and I was under pressure from behind at the restart, but Beitske’s spin gave me some room at the end of the race. Coming off the back of 2019 and the way that ended, this is such a boost.”

Sarah Moore (GBR)

Fabienne Wohlwend, 23, Liechtenstein, Bunker Racing, said:
“That’s the best race of my career. It’s such a mega feeling to come from ninth on the grid and finish on the podium. I set myself fifth as a target so I excelled myself to finish third and I can’t wait for the rest of the season now. Beitske’s spin was so close because I had to run wide to avoid her, but I just made it. It was an amazing drive and to do to it on this stage in front of these fans was so exciting.”

Fabienne Wohlwend (LIE), 3rd position, with her trophy

AND WE HAD ANOTHER VICTORY TO CELEBRATE…

ROKIT VENTURI RACING TAKES VICTORY IN PUEBLA

Monaco’s only racing team secures its second victory in the FIA Formula E World Championship…

ROKiT Venturi Racing and Edoardo Mortara returned to winning ways at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed, storming to a dominant victory at the Puebla E-Prix.

After finishing on the podium one day earlier, the Monegasque marque carried its form forward into the second leg of the double-header event in Mexico.

In qualifying, Edoardo Mortara secured a season-best starting position of P3 while team-mate Norman Nato took P12, sitting in a prime position to challenge for points.

When the race got underway, Edo secured a strong getaway and advanced to P2 by immediately overtaking Pascal Wehrlein while Norman lost ground after avoiding an accident in Turn 4, dropping to P16.

Keeping a close measure on leader Oliver Rowland, Edo maintained P2 over the opening stages and took the lead when the Nissan e.dams driver activated Attack Mode with 38-minutes + 1 lap of racing remaining.

Only minutes later, Edo too deployed his first use of the power boost device and re-joined the race in P3, only to regain the lead when Rowland and Wehrlein again armed Attack Mode.

Facing a clear track ahead, Edo established a gap over the rest of the field – despite facing a power disadvantage – to perform a successful overcut strategy, activating Attack Mode without sacrificing track position.

Carefully managing his energy usage, Edo remained in complete control out in front and fended off a late challenge for the lead from Porsche’s Wehrlein.

Taking the chequered flag, Edo crossed the finishing line in P1, leading 27 of the race’s 32 laps en route to ROKiT Venturi Racing’s second victory in the FIA Formula E World Championship and third podium of Season 7.

After dropping down to P16 on lap 1, Norman fought through the field to threaten for points in his recovery drive, however, an accident on lap 12 forced the Frenchman to retire.

Notching 25 points and 40 points in two races, Edo now leads the Drivers’ Championship with a 10-point advantage while ROKiT Venturi Racing sits in P6 in the Teams’ Standings, holding 83 points.

In Their Words

Susie Wolff, ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal

“I’m incredibly proud of the team and Edo for delivering our second victory in Formula E but also for doing it in such a dominant fashion. Throughout the season, we’ve shown that we have the pace and potential to be at the front of the field – it was just about putting everything together and that’s what happened in Puebla. Two races, two podiums. 40 points on the board. We really couldn’t ask for any more from this weekend.”

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO SUSIE AND ALL THE TEAM