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Formula E Marrakesh Preview: The championship resumes with what promises to be a thrilling race live on BT Sport

Formula E is back on BT Sport as the championship heads to Marrakesh, Morocco for the second race of the season.

Formula E action is back on BT Sport when the championship resumes in Marrakesh, Morocco for the second race of the new season.

BT Sport will be providing detailed coverage of the showdown in Morocco as Antonio Felix da Costa looks to follow up his victory in the opening race in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Subscribers can watch the Formula E action live on BT Sport with a special preview, the two free practices, qualifying and the main race all available across the race weekend.

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Full coverage details of the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix

Friday 11th January

Formula E Shakedown Live – Marrakesh, Morocco -  2.15pm on BT Sport 2

Saturday 12th January 

Formula E – Marrakesh – Free Practice 1 - 7am on BT Sport ESPN

Formula E – Marrakesh – Free Practice 2 - 8am on BT Sport ESPN

Formula E – Marrakesh – Qualifying – 10.45am on BT Sport ESPN

Formula E – Marrakesh – Race - 2pm on BT Sport ESPN

Formula E returns to the streets of Marrakesh for the third time in the competition's history in a race that promises a spectacular showdown in Morocco’s majestic city amid the sand.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport racer Felix da Costa drew first blood in Saudi Arabia when he secured victory at the first-ever Formula E race at the middle East country.

At the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site and in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 23,000, Da Costa edged out reigning champion Jean-Eric Verne by just 0.462 seconds to claim top spot on the podium and his second career win.

The rain lashed down in the Saudi Arabian capital but bad weather couldn’t stop the race over 33 laps that also featured the introduction of Attack Mode. That race saw Formula E entering a new era with the competitive debut of the Gen2 car.

Da Costa, Verne and Co now head to the sands of Marrakesh as the second stop of the Formula E championship gets underway with the race taking place on Saturday January 12th.

There is British interest in this year’s championship with five riders hailing from the United Kingdom, including Nissam e.Dams’ Oliver Rowland, who finished seventh in Saudi Arabia last month.

While Da Costa took the first race victory, his BMW i Andretti Motorsport team are in second place behind China’s DS Techeetah in the Teams’ Championship standings after one race.

The 2.99km Marrakesh circuit follows the form of the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, names after the Crown Prince of the Morocco, before spilling into the streets of the city’s hotel district.

Formula E is the world's first fully-electric international single-seater category in motorsport, bringing intense and unpredictable racing to some of the world's most recognisable cities including Hong Kong, Rome, Paris, Berlin and New York (twice).

The new Gen2 model provides a step-up in performance with almost double the energy storage capacity - allowing teams and drivers to complete a full race distance at higher speeds.

The fifth season of Formula E promises to be the most exciting so far, with some big names among the 11 teams and 22 drivers competiting including Formula One legend Felipe Massa.

Subscribers can bookmark this page, return on Saturday at 7am when the first Free Practice gets underway and click here to watch a live stream of our exclusive coverage. The action is also available on BT Sport ESPN or on the award-winning BT Sport app.

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Race Number  Date   Destination
1 15/12/18 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 12/01/19 Marrakesh, Morocco
3 26/12/19 Santiago, Chile
4 16/02/19 Mexico City, Mexico
5 10/03/19 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
6 23/03/19 Sanya, China
7 13/04/19 Rome, Italy    
8 27/04/19 Paris, France  
9 11/05/19 Monaco, Monaco  
10 25/05/19 Berlin, Germany
11 22/06/19 Bern, Switzerland
12 13/07/19 New York City, USA
13 14/07/19 New York City, USA