Formula E have today confirmed the rumours that the Moscow ePrix is to be cancelled, leaving just three rounds in the championship.
With local authorities, Formula E has come to the decision that it will not race in Moscow on the 4th June due to ‘recent and unforeseen’ circumstances related to road closures.
[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“While it is unfortunate news not to race in Moscow on June 4, we looked at a number of alternative options as a replacement but were not able to find a viable solution on that specific date,”[/pullquote]
Formula E’s CEO, Alejandro Agag says that it is unfortunate news to not race in Moscow on June 4th and that they looked at alternative options to replace the departing ePrix, but despite the negotiations going on with a return to Monaco, it was impossible to organise a replacement race with little notice.
“While it is unfortunate news not to race in Moscow on June 4, we looked at a number of alternative options as a replacement but were not able to find a viable solution on that specific date,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “We explored all possibilities including returning to Monaco, but regrettably couldn’t organise the change of venue on such short notice. I’d like to express my thanks to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr. Michel Boeri, and the Automobile Club de Monaco who did their utmost to see Formula E return to the streets of the Principality for season two. We will now focus on the three remaining races in Berlin and the double-header in London, which I’m sure will deliver a thrilling conclusion in the battle for the championship.”
The on track action will resume in two weeks time for the penultimate ePrix of the 2015/16 season, the Berlin ePrix.
Jordan Peacock | e-racing.net