The FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the addition of Misano to the ABB Formula E World Championship schedule for 2024, making it the third new venue alongside Tokyo and Shanghai. The doubleheader round on the permanent circuit, which replaces Rome’s street event, brings next season’s slate to 17 races, the longest yet for the all-electric series. Formula E will race at Misano on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14.

Andrea Abodi, Italian Minister of Sport, and Stefano Bonaccini, president of Emilia Romagna, welcomed Formula E Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Alberto Longo, to formally announce their official host venue status.

Andrea Abodi, Minister of Sport, said: “Formula E is a great opportunity for our country and after many wonderful years in Rome, the next Italian E-Prix will be held in Misano in 2024. It is important that Italy welcomes this event that promotes sustainable mobility and has an extraordinary charm,” said Andrea Abodi, Italian Minister of Sport. “Motorsport holds a special place in the heart of Italians, and we have learned to appreciate these new cars that bring hope for the future and deliver a legacy of cutting-edge technology.”

The addition of Misano follows the debut race at Portland International Raceway, which was well-received as tickets sold out and the 22 drivers were able to showcase the potential of their revolutionary GEN3 race cars in a completely new environment, delivering a record-breaking 403 passes in the 32-lap race.

Next season, Portland will host a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, the penultimate race weekend of the season before the London finale on Saturday July 20 and Sunday, July 21.

Alberto Longo, co-founder and Chief Championship Officer of Formula E, said: “We are excited to race at the historic Misano track for the first time and introduce the huge local motorsport fanbase to Formula E’s uniquely competitive racing. Everyone associated with the track and region has been incredibly enthusiastic in welcoming Formula E to the area, and I would like to thank them for their support. The same message goes to the local promoter and officials in Portland, we cannot wait to return for a full weekend of racing and entertainment in the City of Roses.

Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, said: “Formula E delivers street racing better than anyone, and our final Season 10 calendar presents the ultimate challenge for teams and drivers in the second year of the GEN3 race car with the perfect blend of iconic street circuits and established tracks. Misano will be a great new experience for everyone, while the additional race in Portland signifies our ongoing commitment to the U.S. market alongside the potential for growth in the region.”

Other key additions for the series next include becoming the first motorsport world championship to race in Tokyo, on roads around the Tokyo Big Sight convention center on the Tokyo Bay waterfront. Formula E will also race for the first time in Shanghai at the Shanghai International Circuit with a doubleheader of races. The first-ever Formula E race was held in Beijing in September 2014, with Sanya and Hong Kong also hosting a total of seven races in China to date, the most recent in March 2019.