Start your electric engines and get ready to race! Fans of the popular all-electric Formula E racing series are in for a real treat with Cape Town set to host this racing event on February 26 2022, reports Car Mag.
According to the online publication, Cape Town will become the first Southern African city to host the all-electric event. This will be the first time South Africa has hosted a single-seater FIA World Championship racing event since the 1993 South African Formula One Grand Prix at Kyalami.
The exciting announcement was made by the FIA global motorsport governing body and forms part of a newly announced calendar for the 2021/2022 season. Also featuring are cities such as Vancouver, Canada and Seoul, South Korea, with the Asian city hosting the season finale double-header.
According to Car Mag, the announcement is based on a close partnership between the promoter of the Western Cape Bid, e-Movement, and the City of Cape Town.
“We are delighted and honoured to be included on the calendar after two years of bidding to make this dream a reality,” said e-Movement chairman Iain Banner.
It’s been a rough year for South Africans, with endless lockdowns and a tough battle against the third wave of Covid-19. This bit of good news will certainly put a smile on the faces of those who enjoy watching the sport. However, Capetonians will be happy too, as this has a huge potential for investment, job creation and tourism for the Mother City. Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato appeared to reiterate these sentiments and stated:
“Cape Town is pleased to be chosen as one of the cities to participate in the Formula E tournament,” Plato said. “The City has the necessary infrastructure and skills to host an event of this size and we are confident that the event will further cement Cape Town’s global reputation as the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination.”
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