Cape City added to Method E 2022-23 calendar, Seoul referred to as off - Motor Informed

Cape City added to Method E 2022-23 calendar, Seoul referred to as off

In a WMSC assembly on 19 October, an up to date Method E calendar was ratified, together with the Valencia pre-season take a look at dates at Valencia from the 13-16 December.

The unique calendar draft unveiled after the WMSC assembly in June featured three calendar slots to be confirmed, with the already agreed Cape City E-Prix left off the provisional schedule.

The race will happen on the beforehand vacant 25 February date, two weeks after the primary Hyderabad E-Prix.

Method E CEO Jamie Reigle later advised Autosport that Cape City’s omission was merely the championship organisers wishing to attend till it had certainty over the South African occasion.

The championship stays dedicated to discovering a race in the USA following the elimination of the New York Metropolis E-Prix, because the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and surrounding space that hosts the occasion is present process growth.

With the stillborn Vancouver E-Prix venture cancelled final season as promoter OSS Group did not safe the required permits from the native authorities, North America’s sole illustration is presently the Mexico Metropolis season opener on 14 January.

“We’re excited to announce Cape City as a brand new vacation spot for our collection in Season 9,” mentioned Method E chief championship officer Alberto Longo.

“Our native companions are working extremely onerous to carry an ABB FIA Method E World Championship race to the town and we can not wait to see the futuristic Gen3 race automobiles competing in opposition to the enduring pure backdrop of Desk Mountain.

Cape Town overview

Cape City overview

Photograph by: Uncredited

“Renovation work on the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, the venue for our first races in South Korea earlier this 12 months, 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 energetic discussions with extra world cities and venues to host an occasion on the opposite date and not using a confirmed location.”

The 11 March slot has been discarded in favour of a second Berlin E-Prix, which might be held on the 23 April, whereas the slot vacated by Seoul will provisionally host a single-event race on the 20 Might.

Method E is seemingly in search of an alternate occasion in South Korea, and the 24 June slot additionally stays empty in the interim.

Sooner or later, Method E has additionally signed a memorandum of understanding to probably host a race in Tokyo in 2024, across the Tokyo Large Sight exhibition centre, to spice up the town’s zero-emission initiatives.

2022-23 provisional Method E calendar

14 January 2023 – Mexico Metropolis
27-28 January 2023 – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
11 February 2023 – Hyderabad, India
25 February 2023 – Cape City, South Africa
25 March 2023 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
22-23 April 2023 – Berlin, Germany
6 Might 2023 – Monaco
20 Might 2023 – TBD
Three-Four June 2023 – Jakarta, Indonesia
24 June 2023 – TBD
15-16 July 2023 – Rome, Italy
29-30 July 2023 – London, UK



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