Nepal tends to host the world-famous Formula E race in May 2021, at Larjung Mustang.
The race is being held in five countries across the world. “Larjung of Mustang would be one of the venues for the championship,” says Alejandro Agag.
Nepal becomes the fourth host country to be announced for the series. This will ultimately be formed of five stages when it launches in 2021.
The race will take place in the Kali Gandaki valley, 25km south of the town of Jomsom. He added, “We are here in the heart of the Himalayas to announce that Extreme E will be the first race to ever be staged in the highest mountain range of the world, the Himalayas.”
The race was supposed to be held in India and Bhutan. However, Agag and his team finally choose Nepal with the collaboration of the Ministry of Tourism of Nepal.
Extreme Formula E car race
Like Formula 1, Formula E is a racing championship with single-seater, open-cockpit cars, but the vehicles are entirely battery-powered. In addition, Formula E was launched in 2014 as the world’s only single-seater electric car race series.
But in the case of Nepal, Electric SUVs will be used instead of racing cars.
According to Wikipedia, Alejandro Tarik Agag Longo, born 18 September 1970, is a Spanish businessman, a former politician. Today he is Chairman of Formula E Holdings and the de facto boss of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Better known simply as Alejandro Agag, Agag the founder and CEO of motorsport’s newest, most exciting – and most surprising – series certainly didn’t let the early skepticism from racing purists get in the way of his vision.
The Spanish entrepreneur came to the table in late 2013 with a plan to revolutionize racing in the 21st century. And finally, he created the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater street racing series. And revolutionize it he did.
According to him, “Formula E is more than just a race, it is part of the electric revolution in the motor industry and that’s how we will have an impact on the world,” says Agag.
“We have a mission that will make our society cleaner and better for future generations. Our vision is that one day, every car in the world will be electric. However, to achieve that, you need to provide a practical solution; that’s where we come in.”
The semi-final and final race will be live telecasted from world’s renowned Sports channel. The game is expected to watch by around 15 million people around the world.
This opportunity serves as great exposure for the aesthetic Mustang. The overall Nepali tourism industry may get millions of dollars worth advertisement around the world.