Saudi Arabia gears up to hold first-ever Formula E night races

February 23, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia will host the Formula E World Championship, for the third year in a row, on Feb. 26 and 27 in Diriyah E-Prix Circuit.

The race will be held in the evening by lighting the track with LED lights for the first time in Formula E history.

The race will be organized by the Ministry of Sport in cooperation with the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, with the participation of 24 competitors representing many famous companies in the electric sports cars industry such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

The sports sector is witnessing great support by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman as it continues to make achievements in all fields and with direct follow-up Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, the Kingdom has hosted many global sporting events of all kinds.

The sports events that were hosted in the Kingdom have received attention locally and internationally, in addition to attracting many sporting events.

Hosting such events moved the Kingdom into a new sporting era that fulfills the aspirations of the leadership and the people.

The Kingdom hosted the second Saudi Cup on Feb. 19 and 20, which is the most expensive horse race tournament in the world, with total prizes amounting to $30 million.

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