Extreme E has announced the calendar for the third running of the electric off-road racing series.
Whilst there will be some aspects of familiarity for the drivers on track as well as off it – the St. Helena once again carrying the series infrastructure and an on-board lab – there will also be some new challenges for the drivers.
The series will again begin in Saudi Arabia for the Desert X-Prix on March 11-12.
The series will then head back to the UK for an event in Scotland on 13-14 May. The previous event in the UK was held at Bovington Tank Range in Dorset, on England’s south coast.
Then, Extreme E will return to Sardinia once more on 08-09 July for the Island X-Prix, a venue which played host to two rounds this season owing to the covid pandemic.
The penaultimate round will be on September 16-17 in either the USA or the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, the exact location yet to be confirmed by the series at the time of writing.
Chile will be hosting the season finale on December 2-3 in a location yet to be confirmed, although the Copper X-Prix took place just outside Antofagasta this year.
Series CEO and Founder of Extreme E, Alejandro Agag said, “We have had two spectacular seasons of Extreme E so far and the third promises to be even more thrilling.
“All of us here at Extreme E are looking forward to revisiting some of the amazing race locations we have visited so far, and to build on the impacts we have made in those areas and further develop our vital legacy programmes as we continue to raise awareness of the climate crisis.
“I am proud to see the positive impact our electric series has had and to see what more we can bring to the communities there.
“It is also extremely exciting to potentially add a race in the USA or Brazil to our global championship, while returning to the UK, the birthplace of top level motor racing, is fitting. We cannot wait for the 2023 campaign to begin as the race for the planet continues.”
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