Motor racing-Wehrlein is Formula E's first repeat winner of 2024

(Reuters) - Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein became the first repeat winner of the Formula E season when he won the second of two races at Italy's Misano circuit on Sunday to go top of the overall standings after seven rounds.

The German, winner also of the season opener in Mexico City in January, is now level with Andretti's reigning world champion Jake Dennis on 89 points but ahead of the Briton on race wins in the all-electric series.

Wehrlein took victory on the last lap when Nissan's Oliver Rowland, winner on Saturday after Porsche's Antonio Felix da Costa was stripped of the win on a technicality, ran out of energy seconds from the chequered flag while leading.

Dennis finished second, after starting ninth, and Jaguar's Nick Cassidy was third from eight on the grid after overtaking ABT Cupra's Nico Mueller at the last corner.

The win was the sixth of Wehrlein's Formula E career.

Until Sunday there had been six different winners from six races.

Rowland, now third overall on 80 points, had looked like ending that run when he started the final lap 1.4 seconds clear of Wehrlein but the victory disappeared when he slowed at turn five.

Mueller finished fourth with Nissan's Sacha Fenestraz fifth, ERT's Sergio Sette Camara sixth and Jean-Eric Vergne seventh for DS Penske.

McLaren's Jake Hughes was eighth, after starting on pole, and Maserati's Maximilian Guenther ninth.

Maserati rookie Jehan Daruvala finished 10th for his first points in Formula E, becoming the first Indian driver to score in the series since Karun Chandhok in 2014.

The next race is in Monte Carlo on April 27.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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