Formula E set for a full house at Monaco as tickets sell out

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Formula E may only be in its inaugural season, but the championship already appears to be capturing the attention of racing fans all over the world as it prepares to hit European shores for the first time in May.

The electric-powered series will grace the streets of Monaco on May 9 for the next ePrix on the calendar, racing around a modified and shortened version of the F1 course.

In a post on the series’ official website on Thursday, it was revealed that general admission tickets for the Monaco ePrix have completely sold out, meaning that the championship will be showcased in front of a bumper crowd of 18,000 fans.

From Monaco, the championship then heads east to Berlin, the capital of Germany, for a race around the disused Templehof airport on May 23. Tickets are still available for the race and are now on sale, with information available via the Formula E website.

Ticket information for the Moscow ePrix in Russia on June 6 is set to be made available this coming Monday (April 27) in what promises to be a thrilling event in close proximity to the Kremlin and Red Square.

Today also marked the announcement of the ticketing procedure for the season-ending London ePrix, with the first batch being made available on May 1 in a pre-sale for subscribers to the series’ newsletter. For more information, click here.

The championship race looks bound to go down to the final double-header of the year in London as a number of drivers vie for the inaugural title. Lucas di Grassi continues to lead the way, but is just one point ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr. following the latter’s victory at Long Beach earlier this month.

Given that Nicolas Prost, Sebastien Buemi and Sam Bird are all within one race win of the championship lead as well, it is unlikely that one driver will be far enough ahead to head to London with the title already under his belt.

2014-2015 FIA Formula E Season – Remaining Races

Round 7. Monaco ePrix May 9 2015
Round 8. Berlin ePrix May 23 2015
Round 9. Moscow ePrix June 6 2015
Round 10. London ePrix (Race 1) June 27 2015
Round 11. London ePrix (Race 2) June 28 2015

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.