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Let there be light in the desert: Night races in Diriyah are a visual highlight of the Formula E calendar

Let there be light in the desert: Night races in Diriyah are a visual highlight of the Formula E calendar

The two night races, presently the only ones in Season 9, are an absolute fan highlight in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. A total of 170 lighting masts and 50 kilometres of electricity cable transformed the 2.495-kilometre street circuit on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh into a sparkling sea of light. Shining at the top of all the 20-metre tall masts were powerful LED lights, which could be controlled individually using specific software and their own IP addresses. Ten kilometres of fibre optic cable, required to transfer the data, were laid for this purpose. All the power for the entire Diriyah E-Prix came from climate-friendly, hydrated vegetable oil.

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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Let there be light in the desert: Night races in Diriyah are a visual highlight of the Formula E calendar

illustration, during the 2023 Diriyah ePrix, 2nd meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Riyadh Street Circuit from January 26 to 28, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia - Photo Grégory Lenormand / DPPI

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