DJ Steve Aoki looking to continue his father’s legacy as he enters team into E1 Championship

Steve Aoki joins E1 Championship

World-renowned DJ Steve Aoki has become the latest star to affiliate himself with the upcoming inaugural E1 Championship.

After the likes of Tom Brady, Rafael Nadal, Sergio Perez and Didier Drogba, Aoki is the latest to enter a team into the first all-electric race boat series, which will take place in 2024. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Rocky Aoki, who was an offshore powerboat racer in the 1970s and 1980s.

“The UIM E1 World Championship not only offers me a chance to continue my father’s legacy on the water, but this time going electric. I love creating outside of my usual spaces, so I’ll be seeing you all on the dockside as we electrify racing on the water,” said Aoki.

Photo credit: Laurence Howe.

As well as entering a team into the environmentally-conscious, adrenaline-filled novel electric racing series, Aoki will also be performing at the events. The DJ, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Linkin Park, Blink 182 and, will therefore be mixing sport with entertainment.

“The UIM E1 Championship continues to attract leaders in sport, business and entertainment to spearhead teams to compete in our inaugural electric racing season. We are proud to welcome Steve Aoki to the E1 racing family,” reacted E1 CEO and co-founder Rodi Basso.

E1 coming to Monaco

The world’s first – and only – all-electric race boat championship will finally get underway in 2024. The first race will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, although the exact date is yet to be announced. There will then be a further race in the Middle East in February, although the location is also still to be revealed.

The flotilla will then head to Europe with two races in Venice in April and May before another, as yet unconfirmed race in Europe. It will later be Monaco’s turn to host a race in the Principality’s harbour in July, before the seventh and final race of the season in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


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Photo credit: Laurence Howe