Formula E is to have a reduced number of races in season four following the cancellation of the Montreal rounds.

The Norisring in Nuremberg, emerged as the favourite to replace the Montreal double-header. However, despite some enthusiasm for the idea which would fall a week after the hugely popular DTM race, series boss Alejandro Agag has confirmed it is likely the current calendar will remain.

“It is likely that we might leave it like it is,” Agag told e-racing 365.

“We will look at all options but the majority of the teams and our partner are reasonably happy with the calendar as it is now.”

Following a meeting of the Formula E board, Autosport has reported that a replacement wouldn’t be found citing the short time frame to put on a quality event.

Although liked by fans for its entertaining racing, the Montreal ePrix slated for July in a doubleheader finale was cancelled following a change of mayor in the city.

Quoted as costing the city as much as $24million, the new mayor Valerie Plante originally suggested hosting an event at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Renovation work at the circuit meant the ePrix was later cancelled.