Moroccan youngster Michael Benyahia has set his sights on claiming a full-time Formula E seat with the Venturi team for the electric championship’s fifth season.

Benyahia, 17, won last year’s Formula Renault 2.0 NEC title, has worked with the Venturi team since September in a development role, enjoying run-outs in the Valencia and Marrakesh tests.

Benyahia was present throughout the Marrakesh E-Prix weekend in his home country, and while he is focused on his development duties for Venturi through Season Four, he hopes to be in contention for a full-time seat in the future.

“I have a lot of sim days to complete over the season. That’s really my main goal for this season,” Benyahia said.

“Hopefully next season I’ll be able to be a full-time driver for Venturi. I’ll see what happens.

“But this year I’ll be mainly doing simulator work.”

Benyahia confirmed he was unlikely to pursue another racing programme in 2018 in order to focus on his Venturi commitments, which will see him be on-site for the team at each Formula E race.