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Hong Kong could lose Formula E race

The 2019 running of the the Hong Kong E-Prix could be the last unless the track is extended, according to the South China Morning Post.

Organisers of the race may need to extend the circuit to meet the requirements of the FIA, which governs motorsports.

“This is the last season that Hong Kong can continue with its existing circuit after an exemption was granted by the FIA,” said Lawrence Yu Kam-kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Automobile Association.

The race track is bound to the east by Hong Kong Station, making it unlikely that the track can be extended in that direction. However, options to the west of the current track exist, and will likely be explored.

“They can replace Hong Kong with another city if we fail to meet their requirements,” said Yu Kam-kee. “But of course, we don’t want to lose this prestigious event with Hong Kong’s reputation as Asia’s event capital on the line, and it has been staged so successfully over the last two seasons.”