21 Nov 19

Venturi sign new title sponsor ROKiT ahead of Saudi season opener

Ahead of the season opener in Saudi Arabia on November 22 and 23, Venturi Racing enters multi-year title partnership with global telecommunications company ROKiT.

On the eve of the Formula E season-opener in Diriyah, Monagesque team Venturi Racing revealed its new title partner, global teleco company ROKiT.

With a new name in ROKiT Venturi Racing and a striking new red and black livery to match, the team embarks on its sixth season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with new powertrain supplier Mercedes-Benz. 

“The addition of ROKiT as our title partner for the next three seasons is a significant moment for the team," said Gildo Pastor, President, Venturi Automobiles. 

"Our two brands share both a passion for innovation and a clear vision for the future of our technologies. 

"This weekend we begin a new chapter together on track at the Diriyah E-Prix and I know the whole Venturi family shares my excitement for the start of what I am confident will be a very successful collaboration.”

Alongside smartphone solutions, ROKiT has recently launched an international venture to aid the development of smart cities across the globe through ROKiT Cities – branding for which will feature on the race cars of both Felipe Massa and Edoardo Mortara, in addition to all team kit.

Having already introduced public Wi-Fi hotspots across 27 cities in India, ROKiT aims to create smart cities in 10 different countries over the next three years. 

“We’re very proud to welcome ROKiT to the Venturi family," said Team Principal Susie Wolff. 

"This partnership is a fantastic endorsement of the progress we made as a team in Season five and the ever-increasing appeal of Formula E as a platform for ground-breaking, premium global brands to showcase their vision. 

"We’re understandably excited by what the next three years hold for both ROKiT and Venturi. Now - it’s time to go racing.”

Recording its maiden victory in the 2018/19 season, Venturi Racing is determined to continue its push towards the front of the Formula E grid while building on a legacy of electric mobility spanning almost two decades – including the imminent launch of the ground-breaking Antarctica polar exploration vehicle and an attempt at the two-wheeled electric land speed record.