Marbula E is a marble racing tournament held by Jelle's Marble Runs, in collaboration with Formula E and sponsored by Envision Virgin Racing.[1] The name of the tournament is a portmanteau of "marble" and "Formula E". Similar to JMR's own Marbula One, races in Marbula E are lap-based. However, races last for 05:30 + 1 lap as opposed to a set number of laps in Marbula One.

Unlike Marbula One, the teams competing in Marbula E are based on real Formula E teams.[1] In addition, the race tournament's commentator is Jack Nicholls,[1] the official commentator for Formula E,[2] instead of the usual JMR commentator Greg Woods. However, due to feedback from viewers of the first event, Greg Woods was called in to co-commentate the tournament, starting from the second event.

Races

Races in Marbula E are referred to as M-Prix, another play on the E-Prix in Formula E, and tracks used for each M-Prix event are scaled-down recreations of real-life E-Prix racetracks. The first three M-Prix events were held on dates following the original 2019/20 Formula E season schedule.

The first M-Prix was held on 18 April 2020, using a track based on the Paris street circuit.[3] The second M-Prix was held on 2 May 2020, using a track based on the Seoul street circuit.[4] The third M-Prix was held on 6 June 2020, using a track based on the Jakarta National Monument street circuit.

After a hiatus due to Marble League 2020 taking priority, the fourth M-Prix was held on 7 August 2020, using a track based on the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit. Two more M-Prix events have been added: the fifth M-Prix, to be held on September 2020, using a track based on the Brooklyn Street Circuit, and the sixth M-Prix, using a track based on the ExCeL London circuit.

Schedule

No. M-Prix Date Pole Position Winner
1 Paris M-Prix 18 April 2020 ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-Benz EQ
2 Seoul M-Prix 2 May 2020 GEOX Dragon Panasonic Jaguar Racing
3 Jakarta M-Prix 6 June 2020 TAG Heuer Porsche BMW i Andretti Motorsport
4 Berlin M-Prix 7 August 2020 BMW i Andretti Motorsport TAG Heuer Porsche
5 New York City M-Prix September 2020 TBD TBD
6 London M-Prix TBD TBD TBD

Standings

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 0
Rank Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points
1st Mercedes-Benz EQ 25 15 18 10 TBD 68
2nd TAG Heuer Porsche 1 18 12 25 56
3rd Mahindra Racing 6 12 8 18 44
4th BMW i Andretti Motorsport 15 1 25 0 41
5th DS Techeetah 8 6 15 12 41
6th NIO 333 10 10 6 15 41
7th Panasonic Jaguar Racing 0 25 4 4 33
8th GEOX Dragon 12 2 10 8 32
9th ROKiT Venturi Racing 18 8 2 1 29
10th Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 4 4 0 6 14
11th Envision Virgin Racing 0 0 1 2 3
12th Nissan e.dams 2 0 0 0 2

Table Legend

Symbol Meaning
25 Winner of the race
18 Runner-up of the race
15 Third place of the race
[Point total] Points earned (4th - 10th)
0 No points earned (11th/12th)
0 Did not finish
[Bold text] Pole position

Trivia

  • This race tournament series was originally conceived as an April Fools' joke, due to an announcement that was released on 1 April 2020.
  • This race tournament series is an actual spin-off of Marbula One. However, it is worth noting that Marbula E has nothing to do with the JMR marbleverse lore.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GrandAdmiralMellacus (17th April 2020). Marbula E Teaser Trailer and Announcement. Reddit.
  2. Formula E. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 19th April 2020.
  3. ENVISION VIRGIN RACING GET THE BALL ROLLING WITH LAUNCH OF WORLD’S FIRST ‘MARBULA-E’ SERIES. Envision Virgin Racing. Retrieved on 19th April 2020.
  4. ENVISION VIRGIN RACING HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK IN SECOND ROUND OF MARBULA-E. Envision Virgin Racing. Retrieved on 30th April 2020.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.