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Saudi Arabia to stage first Formula E night race, Extreme E adds ESPN deal

Formula E stages its Diriyah E-Prix on November 22, 2019 (by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The Formula E electric racing series has announced it will stage its first night race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, as part of its 2020-21 season.

Scheduled for February 26-27, the Diriyah E-Prix double-header will run at 8pm local time. Formula E said lighting the track with the latest low-consumption LED technology will reduce energy consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to non-LED technologies.

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