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Marrakech added to 2021-22 Method E calendar as Vancouver alternative

The Moroccan metropolis has hosted 4 earlier Method E races, the final of these in 2020 previous to the world-wide shutdown of all racing occasions previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, on the Circuit Worldwide Car Moulay El Hassan.

It had briefly featured on final season’s calendar, having been granted a return earlier than the race was dropped because the COVID-19 response within the North African nation modified to suspending flights from the UK.

Nevertheless, Marrakech will declare a reprieve to cowl the slot vacated by the postponed Vancouver round, which was referred to as off final month because the promoters had been unable to finish the required preparations in time to host the race across the False Creek space of town.

Vancouver’s race was to be a part of a Canadian E-Fest exhibition, which has additionally been postponed to 2023, together with a enterprise sustainability convention and reside music.

The return of Marrakech ensures that this yr’s Method E calendar will characteristic 16 races, the championship’s largest calendar.

Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE20 Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Mahindra Racing, M6Electro, James Calado, Jaguar Racing, Jaguar I-Type 4

Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE20 Jérôme d’Ambrosio, Mahindra Racing, M6Electro, James Calado, Jaguar Racing, Jaguar I-Sort four

Picture by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa gained the earlier race held in Marrakech in 2020 en path to the Method E title, because the circuit hosted its first race again in 2016 which was gained by Sebastien Buemi.

Present Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist gained for Mahindra in 2018, with the Indian crew additionally claiming the spoils within the following season due to Jerome d’Ambrosio, who claimed the lead after the BMW Andretti vehicles of da Costa and Alexander Sims collided.

The return of Marrakech to the calendar will fill a void left by the cancellation of Vancouver, the place there was set to be a lay-off of six weeks between the inaugural Jakarta spherical on four June and the New York spherical in Brooklyn from 16-17 July.

The remainder of the calendar stays unchanged, with two weeks between New York and the London E-Prix on the ExCeL centre, earlier than the championship heads to Seoul for its closing double header of the season on 13-14 August.

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