SAM Bird defended fiercely towards Mitch Evans to win the Rome E-Prix to shut the hole on championship chief Jean-Eric Vergne.
Evans tried an formidable overtake in the closing levels however couldn’t discover a approach spherical and clipped Bird, however the Brit was capable of maintain his nerve in Italy.
It turned out to be a devastating race for Evans after he ran out of power, which means he missed out on a podium end, after being second with three laps remaining.
Lucas Di Grassi completed in second place, whereas Andre Lotterer was third – because of Evans fading away.
Felix Rosenqvist led the race after touchdown pole place, however he was pressured to retire halfway by way of after damaging his automotive after hitting a curb.
DS Virgin Racing driver, Bird, is now simply 18 factors away from Vergne in the drivers' standings.
This was the primary all-electrical race hosted in Rome and the tight road circuit led to carnage, together with a four-car pile up which included British driver Oliver Turvey.
Felipe Massa was additionally in attendance to observe motion in entrance of a promote-out crowd.
Bird didn’t assume he can be standing on the prime of the rostrum, after witnessing the tempo of Rosenqvist.
Bird stated: "I truthfully didn't assume I might be sitting right here today, after I noticed the tempo of felix, I assumed nicely okay, one of the best I can hope for is eighteen factors, however you’re taking that.
"I needed to defend, stored my head down, place my automotive in the suitable locations, with the appropriate power, as i knew Lucas can be searching me down in the ultimate laps."