Mortara wins Berlin ePrix, Vandoorne stays top

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Motor Racing - Formula E - Zurich E-Prix - Zurich, Switzerland - June 9, 2018. Driver Edoardo Mortara of Team Venturi Formula E smiles at a news conference ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Zurich. REUTERS/Moritz Hager

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BERLIN, May 14 (Reuters) - Venturi's Swiss driver Edoardo Mortara won the first race of a Berlin Formula E double-header from pole position on Saturday while Mercedes' Stoffel Vandoorne stayed top of the standings in the electric championship.

Belgian Vandoorne finished third in the race, after being 12th at the end of lap 12, and behind DS Techeetah's Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.

The win was Mortara's second of the season and he led most of the race.

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Vandoorne is now on 96 points with two-times champion Vergne three adrift and Jaguar's New Zealander Mitch Evans, fifth on Saturday, third and on 82 points.

Mercedes stayed top of the team standings, nine points clear of DS Techeetah.

The German capital's Tempelhof track hosts round eight of the championship on Sunday, marking the halfway point of the season.

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Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Ed Osmond

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