E1’s European summer of racing to heat up in Puerto Banús

The UIM E1 World Championship is adding another key date to fans’ calendars with the announcement that the E1 Puerto Banús GP will be held on 1st and 2nd June 2024. 

E1, the world’s first and only all-electric race boat championship, will bring thrilling close-to-shore racing to Puerto Banús, an exclusive enclave in the city of Marbella which is one of the most recognised luxury nautical and tourism destinations in the world.

But along with a commitment to leisure, sports and culture, Puerto Banús also aligns with E1’s mission to drive change and make a positive impact on marine mobility. The marina is changing habits and incorporating new measures that allow both visitors and employees alike to preserve both the marine facilities and the environment.

These actions aim to comply with the 17 objectives established by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda, increasing efforts to protect oceans, biodiversity, responsible consumption and pollution reduction.

“While it’s always a moment of pride for the series to announce a new race, it’s even more immensely satisfying to partner with a location who’s commitment to sustainable marine practices so closely mirrors our own,” said Rodi Basso, CEO and co-founder of E1. “I can’t wait to bring E1 to Puerto Banús and for fans in this iconic lifestyle location to witness our RaceBirds in action.”

With over five million visitors to the marina each year, a huge crowd can be expected to line the shore as up to 10 teams consisting of male and female pilots compete, each battling it out to secure the coveted E1 title of Champions Of The Water. The league has already announced world-famous team owners including Spanish sporting legend Rafael Nadal, Tom Brady, Steve Aoki, Didier Drogba, Virat Kohli and Sergio Perez, with more to come.

Season 1 of the E1 World Championship will start on 2nd and 3rd February in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with Monaco among a full calendar of iconic global locations to be announced shortly.

Onsite in Puerto Banús fans can enjoy the Acceleration Festival, E1’s dedicated on-site fan activation village with a wide variety of entertainment options and experiences. Ticketing details will be released shortly.

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