HONG KONG, China – official series release — Formula E photo —
Hong Kong will be on the schedule for season three of the FIA Formula E Championship.
The Hong Kong ePrix will take place on October 9, 2016, subject to FIA track homologation. The 2-km circuit will run between Lung Wo Road and the Star Ferry, with cars reaching speeds of up to 225 kph (140 mph).
Exactly one year from now the cars will hit the track for the Hong Kong ePrix with DHL, the championship’s Official Logistics Partner, delivering Formula E to the city’s Central district.
Announced at a press conference at the Central Harbourfront Event space along with the reigning Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said: “The Hong Kong ePrix will be one of the highlights on the FIA Formula E Championship calendar. As one of the most innovative, cutting-edge and fun-loving cities in the world, Hong Kong and Formula E share many of the same qualities. We look forward to bringing all the fun and entertainment of Formula E to this amazing city, and international motorsport back to Hong Kong.”
Lawrence Yu Kam-Kee, President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association (HKAA), the SAR’s official motorsport body and the driving force behind the project, said: “I would like to thank the Hong Kong Government, and particularly the Tourism Commission, for their support in helping to make the Hong Kong ePrix a reality. The street circuit will showcase our city to millions around the world, and demonstrate that Hong Kong can stage a major international event of the very highest caliber. The Hong Kong ePrix will be far more than a race; it will be a celebration for the entire community.”
CREDIT: Formula E Championship