The track layout for the Rome Formula E race has been revealed ahead of the all-electric series' first visit to the Italian capital next April, coming in as the second-longest on the championship's calendar.

Formula E has long-pushed to get a race in Rome, with city officials approving the staging of an event last April in a vote.

Formula E champions Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi and Nelson Piquet Jr. all took part in a special show run to launch the event on Thursday, and were joined by Italian racer Luca Filippi, who has entered the series for season four with NIO.

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The track layout is the second longest on the calendar, coming in at 2.86 km and comprising 21 turns, with only Marrakesh being a greater distance.

 

"I’m excited to be here today to present the first-ever ePrix in Rome - for a spectacular event that will engage and entertain the Roman citizens, as well as create a number of benefits for the city," Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said.

"Seeing and hearing the Formula E cars on the streets of a place like Rome, for me will be a truly unforgettable experience. The circuit looks long and challenging for the drivers - I’d thank everyone who made it happen, bringing Formula E to the Eternal City.

"This demonstrates the unity of intent to promote alternative and clean energy solutions, speeding-up the transition thanks to the developments and innovations that characterise our series.”

The Rome ePrix will take place on April 14, 2018.