Extreme E to race in Sardinia
It replaces Brazil on the 2021 Calendar.
There's a brand new racing series coming your way this weekend - but what's it all about?
Extreme E has announced that it will go racing in Sardinia, Italy this October. The change in venue comes after the back end of the 2021 Extreme E calendar had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Island X Prix will take place on the 23rd-24th October 2021.
So far in 2021, Extreme E has gone racing in Saudia Arabia and Senegal. Next up is an X Prix in Greenland designed to highlight the impacts that climate change is having on the melting ice caps and rising sea levels, amongst other things.
Extreme E races - known as an X Prix - take place over two days, within an area no larger than 10 km2. Course designers are tasked with carefully selecting options, which provide the most challenging and exciting racing action whilst crucially generating no negative impacts from either environmental or social perspectives. Routes have been and will be designed to incorporate existing obstacles and features with elevation changes and jumps, without the need to adapt the environment.
This has provided fans and drivers with some exceptional television so far with plenty more to come in the future.
The rest of the 2021 calendar is yet to be announced but be sure to follow me here on DriveTribe to be one of the first to know when the news breaks.
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