Formula E will start in the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia next season as a part of the 10-year agreement with General Sport Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation.

The details of the Riyadh Formule E circuit were not yet revealed, but it is already known that Formula E will take drivers to the picturesque Ad Diriyah district and that the race will be promoted via CBX company, which is led by experienced Motorsport promoter Carlo Boutagy.

Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said: "Bringing racing to Riyadh for the first round of the new season is the perfect setting for the next phase of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. An exciting and vibrant country that is focussing on its future, Saudi Arabia will be the ideal venue to mark the competitive debut of the next generation Formula E cars. We think Saudi Arabia - with the new vision of Prince Abdulaziz, Prince Khalid and the country - is a fitting location to launch the latest chapter of the electric street racing series."

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz, added: "Saudi Arabia is looking to the future and Formula E is the motorsport of the future, that's why this is such an exciting opportunity. It aligns perfectly with the country's 2030 vision and offers the prospect of world-class racing on the streets of the capital for the first time in our history. For all fans, men, women, young and old, the dream of a hosting a 'home race' will now come true. As a driver myself, who cares about growing the sport, nothing could make me happier."

May 19, 2018 Driving photo: FIA Formula E

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