The 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix double-header of races takes place this weekend, Friday 27 January and Saturday 28 January and will be the Middle East debut of the GEN3 — the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built.
As title sponsor, CORE will feature prominently across the 21-turn, 2.495km circuit located within the historic town walls of the UNESCO World Heritage site on the outskirts of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. As the only night race on the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar, the CORE Diriyah E-Prix will be illuminated with low-power LED technology.
Fans attending the 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix will see two iconic motorsport names - McLaren and Maserati - line-up on the Formula E grid in Diriyah for the first time where they will compete with Porsche, Jaguar and Nissan among the 11 teams and 22 drivers in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The GEN3 is a huge leap in technological development and innovation with engineers at the FIA and Formula E pushing the boundaries of EV development.
Capable of a 200mph (322kph) top speed, the GEN3 is 53kg lighter than the GEN2 with a smaller chassis optimised for street racing. An additional front powertrain adds 250kW to the 350kW at the rear, more than doubling the regenerative capacity of the previous GEN2 car to 600kW, with more than 40% of the energy used in-race regenerated under braking.
“We’re absolutely delighted to confirm CORE will be the title partner for the up-coming 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix, that will host rounds two and three of Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” said Carlo Boutagy, Founder and CEO of CBX, official promoter of the 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix. “It’s great to have such a luxury brand partner associated with the race and we can’t wait to see the exciting new, lighter and faster GEN3 cars on-track under the floodlights in Saudi Arabia at this year’s event.”