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Crown Prince Attends Diriyah Formula E Race

Crown Prince Attends Diriyah Formula E Race

Saturday, 27 February, 2021 - 17:45
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the race at Diriyah. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense attended on Saturday the second round competitions of the Diriyah Formula E Race 2021.

The event is being held at Diriyah for the third consecutive year and marks the opening of the seventh season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

On arrival to the race track, the Crown Prince was received by Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal.

Saudi Arabia has become increasingly prominent on the motorsports scene, hosting the Dakar Rally in January and a Formula 1 race is scheduled for Jeddah later this year.

A new Extreme E off-road electric series is due to race in AlUla in March while tennis, boxing and golf have held high-profile events in the Kingdom.

Earlier this month, it concluded the hosting of the Saudi Cup, the world's most valuable equestrian competition.

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