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Hyderabad a candidate to host Method E race in Season 9 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Hyderabad might doubtless host India’s first-ever Method E race subsequent season.

The Telangana Authorities, Method E and clear power firm Greenko have signed a Letter of Intent, making Hyderabad an official candidate to host a Method E race subsequent season. For now, this merely confirms an intent to host India’s first-ever E-Prix right here and is step one in direction of making this a actuality.

Whereas this doesn’t assure Hyderabad a spot on the Method E Season 9 calendar, organisers are hoping for affirmation within the coming months.

  • Race could possibly be held between December 2022-March 2023
  • Hyderabad avenue circuit may even host Method Regional India rounds

Hyderabad avenue circuit particulars

One of many standout options of Method E is that majority of the races are held in metropolis centres. That would be the case right here too, with a brand new avenue circuit arising in Hyderabad. This is identical monitor that may even host two rounds of the inaugural Method Regional Indian Championship later this 12 months.

The two.37km monitor winds its means by the streets of Lumbini Park, alongside the Hussain Sagar Lake. Designed by Pushed Worldwide, the structure has been created to advertise shut slipstreaming and overtaking. Pushed Worldwide has additionally labored on updates to the Yas Marina F1 monitor in Abu Dhabi.

Method E’s chief championship officer, Alberto Longo, monitor and overlay director, Angus Zomeno, and Mahindra Racing’s CEO and group principal, Dilbagh Gill, have been all current on the official signing ceremony. For now, the venue is being evaluated to host a race subsequent season, which may even see the introduction of the brand new Gen3 automobiles. Over 20 cities are presently vying to be a part of the Season 9 calendar.

Talking on the ceremony, Longo expressed that Hyderabad will quickly be an official a part of the calendar, too. “Let’s hope that occurs very quickly and we will really take pleasure in a race right here in Hyderabad within the months to return,” he stated.

Longo additionally added that Method E is presently internet hosting this potential Indian E-Prix between December 2022 and March 2023.

Bringing Method E to India

Talks of a possible Method E race in India have been making the rounds for a number of years now, solely bolstered by the truth that Mahindra Racing has been a part of the grid since Season 1. Talking forward of the 2021 season, Method E CEO Jamie Reigle had stated that India stays on high of the championship’s precedence checklist because it appears to be like to increase its calendar.

“We’re not encumbered by a long time of historical past in Method E, we will actually be progressive and shift the product to nonetheless be true to what folks take into account once they consider motorsport, however achieve this in a means that breaks new floor and includes the followers otherwise. And I believe that’s actually well-suited to the extent of digital integration you see in India,” Reigle had stated.

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