Event Notes: Formula E Will Not Replace Scrapped Montreal Finale
Formula E "will not replace" its canceled Montreal doubleheader and will end a 12-race season in N.Y. in mid-July. The series "has been evaluating what to do after the Montreal mayor announced last month the city would scrap its contracted season finale." The options being considered by Formula E reportedly "included a race in Birmingham" (MOTORSPORT, 1/18).
More than 30 competitors withdrew from last weekend's Siberian Indoor Championships in Irkutsk "when drug testers arrived at the two-day event." The Russian Anti-Doping Agency will reportedly "be given the names of the athletes who left the regional competition" (BBC, 1/17).
Newport County "will use a temporary stand to allow 1,000 extra supporters" to watch its FA Cup fourth-round clash with Tottenham at Rodney Parade. The stand behind the North Terrace will provide 1,072 extra seats for the match. Tottenham received an allocation of 1,640 tickets for the FA Cup clash and the temporary stand "will nudge the attendance" toward 10,000 (BBC, 1/17).