The ABB FIA System E World Championship is about to race in Cape City, South Africa for the primary time on 25 February 2023, following approval on the FIA World Motor Sport Council assembly at the moment.
Cape City joins Hyderabad, India, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, as new cities scheduled to carry races in Season 9 of the ABB FIA System E World Championship, which opens in Mexico Metropolis on 14 January 2023.
In additional updates to the provisional Season 9 calendar, Berlin will now host a double-header race weekend on 22 and 23 April whereas the 2 races beforehand introduced for Seoul have been faraway from the calendar. Places for Rounds 10 and 13 within the 17-race season are being finalised and will probably be introduced at a later date.
Season 9 marks the start of the Gen3 period in System E. The third era of race automotive within the championship, the Gen3 is the quickest, lightest, strongest and environment friendly electrical race automotive ever constructed.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and Chief Championship Officer, System E, stated: “We’re excited to announce Cape City as a brand new vacation spot for our sequence in Season 9. Our native companions are working extremely arduous to convey an ABB FIA System E World Championship race to town and we can not wait to see the futuristic Gen3 race automobiles competing towards the long-lasting pure backdrop of Desk Mountain.
“Renovation work on the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, the venue for our first races in South Korea earlier this yr, means we can not return to the identical location subsequent season as initially deliberate and so we’re exploring different choices in South Korea to switch this venue. We’re additionally in lively discussions with extra world cities and venues to host an occasion on the opposite date and not using a confirmed location.”
|Season 9 Calendar|
|1||Mexico Metropolis, Mexico*||14 January 2023|
|2 & 3||Diriyah, Saudi Arabia||27 & 28 January 2023|
|4||Hyderabad, India*||11 February 2023|
|5||Cape City, South Africa*||25 February 2023|
|6||Sao Paulo, Brazil*||25 March 2023|
|7 & 8||Berlin, Germany||22 & 23 April 2023|
|9||Monaco||6 Could 2023|
|10||TBD||20 Could 2023|
|11 & 12||Jakarta, Indonesia||3 & 4 June 2023|
|13||TBD||24 June 2023|
|14 & 15||Rome, Italy||15 & 16 July 2023|
|16 & 17||London, United Kingdom||29 & 30 July 2023|
*Topic to FIA homologation