Formula E teams test-race ahead of double-header Diriyah event in Riyadh

The Diriyah E-Prix is part of a group of major global sporting events that will span across five weeks as part of the Diriyah Season Saudi Arabia is set to host. (Supplied)

Several Formula E teams have concluded preparation in two test-races in Valencia ahead of the upcoming season’s first two rounds set to be held at the Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia.

The season opener of the Formula E calendar year will begin with two consecutive rounds on the Diriyah Circuit on November 22 and 23 where twelve teams are set to compete.

Last year’s Diriyah E-Prix winner Antonio Felix Da Costa said he was looking forward to returning to Saudi Arabia to compete.

“Diriyah offers a historic double-header so we have double the points to seek and double the entertainment to offer the crowd. Winning the first race of the season there last year was a fantastic feeling and I hope to replicate that,” Da Costa said in a press release statement.

The Diriyah E-Prix is part of a group of major global sporting events that will span across five weeks as part of the Diriyah Season Saudi Arabia is set to host.

Formula E teams test-race ahead of double-header Diriyah event in Riyadh

Formula E teams test-race ahead of double-header Diriyah event in Riyadh

Formula E teams test-race ahead of double-header Diriyah event in Riyadh

Formula E teams test-race ahead of double-header Diriyah event in Riyadh

“Last year the season started off with the Diriyah E-Prix, this year the first two rounds of the season will be hosted in Saudi. This only shows the fast pace growth Saudi is having as a regional hub for motorsport and sport as a whole,” said Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, the Chairman of the Saudi General Sports Authority.

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