Formula E and the FIA have announced that Marrakesh will be hosting Round 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, on Saturday the 2nd July.
The 2022 Marrakesh E-Prix will once again be held at the Circuit Automobile International Moulay El Hassan street circuit with the support of local authorities, restores the schedule of 16 races in Season 8 after the Vancouver E-Prix was postponed.
It will be the fifth time the Moroccan city of Marrakesh will host an E-Prix, subject to the FIA World Motor Sport Council and ASN approval, following the Season 3 debut in November 2016 and further races in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Formula E seems to have remained tight lipped on the specific reasons for the Vancouver postponement but it is known that a permit was not issued for the race after issues between the city council and local promoters, the OSS Group.
The Circuit Automobile International Moulay El Hassan, was at one stage going to feature on the 2022 calendar, as a replacement for a planned race in China. But Formula E officials decided instead to swallow a seven-week gap between the Mexico City and Rome races instead.
This isn’t the first time Formula E has had issues with calendars delivery, before the pandemic with a variety of political and commercial problems scuppering plans for races that ranged from Brussels, Rio de Janiero and Cape Town, the latter of which was postponed from this February due to a variety of complications.