Just one month ago, the Renault e.dams Formula E team won the opening race of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship in Hong Kong, and now they are on to the next challenge in the Marrakesh ePrix this weekend.
This is the first time the series has graced Africa’s shores and it is sure to be a brilliant race.
The Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan is a 2.97km anti-clockwise loop through the modern hotel district of the city, passing alongside the ancient Marrakech wall that circles the medina and famous souks.
The track, which has been used by the FIA World Touring Car Championship in the past, starts with a flowing section down towards the medina before a series of tight corners and chicanes back to the pit straight.
“I’m looking forward to racing in Marrakesh but I know it won’t be easy to repeat what we achieved in Hong Kong,” said defending Champion, Sebastien Buemi. “This year’s package is clearly a step forward from last year, however everyone else has improved strongly too. We were able to win last time out thanks to great teamwork so as ever we’ll be looking to maximise every detail possible.”
“Marrakesh is a very different city from Hong Kong so it’s going to be exciting to go there for the first time. The track has been used for the World Touring Car Championship in the past so we have a good idea about it before we arrive. I can’t wait to get out in action.”