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Components E drops Rome as race venue

Romes’s EUR circuit now not appropriate for electrical automotive race.

Components E organisers have dropped Rome as a race venue from its 2024 calendar, citing the EUR circuit as now not appropriate for the extra highly effective Gen3 vehicles.

The Rome E-Prix has been staged within the capital’s EUR district since 2018 nevertheless the brand new quicker battery-powered racing vehicles are actually constrained by the “slim” circuit with its sharp turns.

The constraints of the Rome circuit got here to the fore in July after the race was marred by a multi-car pile-up triggered when Sam Chicken misplaced management of his Jaguar on a high-speed flip.

Rome’s mayor Roberto Gualtieri is reportedly backing Campagnano di Roma as a doable various venue, in a bid to maintain the race inside the metropolitan metropolis of Rome, a transfer supported by the Lazio governor Francesco Rocca.

Positioned about 30 km northwest of the capital, Campagnano is house to the Vallelunga race observe which hosted the Rome Grand Prix from 1963 till 1991.

The Misano World Circuit close to Rimini in northern Italy – which has hosted Components 1, Moto GP and Superbike races – can be bidding to host Components E and is considered as a formidable challenger to Campagnano.

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