Hong Kong to host UIM E1 World Championship Finale
Hong Kong will host the electrifying finale of the UIM E1 World Championship for three seasons, highlighting the city’s global event capabilities.
Under the official Championship Standings “Race to Hong Kong”, the first-ever UIM E1 World Championship (E1) will stage its grand finale in Hong Kong – E1 Hong Kong Grand Prix – for the first three seasons from 2024 to 2026 with joint support by the Tourism Commission of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
The E1 Hong Kong Grand Prix – the Hong Kong leg of the UIM E1 World Championship – is an event supported by the funding earmarked under the 2023-24 Budget to attract mega events with strong visitor appeal and significant tourism promotional effect to take place in Hong Kong.
E1 is the world’s first and only all-electric race boat championship sanctioned by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM). It will bring a brand new exposure and raise global awareness on sustainability across an exciting and competitive on-water racing platform based on electric technologies.
As the only East Asian city to host this pioneering championship in its inaugural season, Hong Kong will welcome up to ten teams of pilots on 9 and 10 November 2024 after 6 international legs in Europe and the Middle East. The E1 Hong Kong Grand Prix is expected to attract thousands of spectators from around the world to attend in person and experience the ultimate electric boat race on the waters of the picturesque Victoria Harbour in front of the city’s iconic skyline.
The UIM E1 World Championship Season 1 will feature seven races around the world in 2024 in cities including Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Venice (Italy), Puerto Banús (Spain), Geneva (Switzerland), Monaco, and Rotterdam (the Netherlands), culminating in a spectacular final event in Hong Kong. The championship will see up to 10 teams and 20 male and female pilots racing on water in iconic cities and navigate tight and technical circuits behind the wheel of electric E1 raceboats.
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