The initially Extreme E off-road X Prix is occurring in 2 days


There’s is a brand-new globally auto racing group ready to release as well as Extreme E needs to provide some really intriguing auto racing. Powerful, interesting, all-electric automobiles competing at rate, off-road seem like a truly enjoyable brand-new group.

Extreme E’s has its really initial race weekend break, the Desert X Prix, starts in AlUla, Saudi Arabia in simply 2 days, as well as the bumper area of groups as well as motorists are ready for an impressive journey in advance.

For those people in Australia, we can enjoy Qualifying, Semis as well as the Final on Foxtel network 507.

The all-electric group was authorized by the FIA back in October of 2020 as well as will certainly take a trip the world to advertise sustainability in motorsport.

“The time has come to go racing and I can’t explain how proud and excited I am. A huge amount of hard work under unprecedented circumstances has gone on behind the scenes to get this revolutionary racing series together and I can’t wait to see some of the biggest names in motorsport go head-to-head in just a few days.

But Extreme E isn’t just a race for a trophy, it is about something much bigger, the race for our planet is real and there is no finish line in sight. Through the power of sport, we look forward to highlighting some of the environmental challenges the world is facing, and the solutions we can all take.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder as well as Chief Executive Officer of Extreme E

‘Star Wars pod racing meets Dakar Rally’

Nine groups will certainly complete wheel-to-wheel in a cutting-edge layout compared to ‘Star Wars pod racing meets Dakar Rally’. Designed to place chauffeur efficiency securely in emphasis, Extreme E X Prix weekend breaks include the accuracy as well as stress of time test credentials on Saturday 3 April, as well as short, sharp wheel-to-wheel auto racing activity on Sunday 4 April, where abilities will certainly be evaluated to the restrictions as well as races will certainly come right to the cable. 

Every race will certainly include 2 laps over a complete range of roughly 18 kilometres. In a motorsport world-first, groups will certainly field one male as well as one women chauffeur, advertising sex equal rights as well as an equal opportunity among rivals. The groups will certainly establish which chauffeur goes initially to ideal fit their method as well as chauffeur order options are made in complete confidence, with rivals maintained in the dark regarding various other groups’ options up until the last feasible minute. Contests in between men as well as women will certainly for that reason be made certain. 

Saturday 3 April

Desert X Prix Qualifying includes 2 rounds of time tests. The group beginning order is determined by a draw. All races include 2 laps with the bundled chauffeur ‘Switch’ function.

Sunday 4 April

Desert X Prix Finals Day includes a collection of 3 cars and truck races.

  • The groups will certainly be detailed 1st to 9th location based upon the complete consolidated time of each group’s 2 Qualifying runs.
  • The leading 3 groups enter into the Semi-Final, where the the leading 2 finishers assert places in the Desert X Prix Final.
  • The center 3 groups (fourth, fifth, sixth) experience to The Crazy Race – where just the leading finisher advances to Desert X Prix Final.
  • The lower 3 groups (7th, 8th as well as 9th) head to the Shoot Out.
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The Desert X Prix Final includes both victors from the Semi-Final as well as the Winner of the Crazy Race.

The groups will certainly be stood for in the cabin by a few of the globe’s most significant names in motorsport as adheres to:

  • ABT CUPRA XE – #125 – Mattias Ekström / Claudia Hürtgen
  • ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team – #55 – Carlos Sainz / Laia Sanz
  • Andretti United – #23 – Timmy Hansen / Catie Munnings
  • Segi TELEVISION Chip Ganassi Racing – #99 – Kyle LeDuc / Sara Price
  • Hispano Suiza XITE Energy Team – #42 – Oliver Bennett / Christine Giampaoli
  • JBXE – #22 – Jenson Button / Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky
  • Rosberg X Racing – #6 – Johan Kristoffersson / Molly Taylor
  • Veloce Racing – #5 – Stéphane Sarrazin / Jamie Chadwick
  • X44 – #44 – Sébastien Loeb / Cristina Gutiérrez

Each of the groups’ 2 motorists – one man as well as one lady – will certainly finish a lap prior to the ‘Switch’, as well as groups can pick which chauffeur goes initially. The training course itself gauges 18 kilometres as well as is centred around 3 canyons in the large desert which borders AlUla. Further information to adhere to.

How to Watch

You can adhere to the shakedown as well as credentials with Extreme E’s main internet site – as well as social networks (@extremeelive on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter as well as Twitch).

The finals will certainly be revealed on international broadcasters consisting of Fox Sports in the U.S.A., ITV, Sky Sports, BBC as well as BT Sport in the UK, Teledeporte in Spain, Proseiben MAXX in Germany, Mediaset in Italy in addition to Eurosport throughout a lot of European Markets as well as MBC Action, KSA Sport as well as Dubai Sport in Saudi Arabia, plus lots of, a lot more – a complete checklist is offered below:  

Friday 2 April

17: 00-17: 20: Shakedown

Saturday 3 April

09: 00 – 10: 30: Qualifying 1

14: 00 – 15: 30: Qualifying 2

Sunday 4 April

09: 00 – 10: 30: Semi-Finals

13: 00 – 15: 00: Finals

All times neighborhood.


Fans can obtain included as well by means of GridPlay, which places the beginning line-up for the Desert X Prix Final in their hands. From 31 March up until 60 mins after the the begin of the Crazy Race on Sunday 4 April, followers will certainly have the ability to elect two times daily by means of the Extreme E internet site as well as on Twitter utilizing #GridPlay #DriverName for their preferred chauffeur, with the ballots combined to finish the group standings.

The groups that don’t get to the wrapping up race have an essential function to play as well, in gifting their ballots to a group of their selection, so every ballot truly does matter. And the group with one of the most ballots will certainly after that have the ability to choose its beginning placement for the Desert X Prix Final. 

Desertification Issue

The deserts of Saudi Arabia were selected to highlight a variety of ecological problems – boosting temperature levels, even more regular as well as much longer durations of dry spell, logging as well as desertification – which are done in component prompted by human practices as well as our carbon-intensive way of life.

Over the following couple of years, the ordinary water schedule in some areas is predicted to lower by 10-30 percent, suggesting 2.4 billion individuals throughout the globe will certainly be residing in locations based on durations of extreme water shortage, displacing as lots of as 700 million individuals. Challenges aggravated by environment adjustment in the desert consist of water shortage as well as possibly thousands of numerous environment evacuees.

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As component of the dedications established by the Saudi Vision 2030, the Kingdom will certainly look for to secure its setting by boosting the effectiveness of waste administration, developing detailed reusing tasks, minimizing all kinds of air pollution as well as dealing with desertification. The nation prepares to advertise the ideal use water sources by minimizing intake as well as making use of cured as well as eco-friendly water.


Capable of getting to 100km/h from a standing begin in simply 4.5 secs, at slopes of as much as 130 percent, the ODYSSEY 21 has actually been constructed as well as crafted by Spark Racing Technology. Williams Advanced Engineering has actually produced the necessary battery, with the framework built by Chassis Technology Supplier CBMM | Niobium as well as the tires supplied by the champion’s Founding Partner, Continental.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charging

In a world-first, each cars and truck will certainly be billed utilizing zero-emission power by means of hydrogen gas cell innovation produced in cooperation with AFC Energy. The system provides an entirely lasting gas manufacturing procedure, utilizing water as well as sunlight to produce hydrogen power which will certainly after that be made use of to bill all the ODYSSEY 21 electrical SUVs off the grid. Not just will this procedure produce absolutely no greenhouse discharges, however its only spin-off will certainly be water, which will certainly be used somewhere else on-site.

Expert voices behind the mic

Lead analysts Jennie Gow as well as Andrew Coley will certainly be based out of a London workshop, supplying remote discourse for every single X Prix, together with on the ground press reporter Layla-Anna Lee. For the Desert X Prix, both will certainly be signed up with by unique visitor chauffeur experts Karun Chandhok as well as Sam Bird, both widely known in the motorsport globe. The previous completed in Formula One as well as Formula E, while the last is an existing Formula E chauffeur for Jaguar Racing as well as formerly disputed GP2 as well as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The Extreme E Count Us In Challenge utilizes the power of sporting activity as well as the enjoyment of electric motor auto racing to motivate followers to take functional actions on environment adjustment. Fans can take several of 16 easy actions, that include promising to stroll as well as cycle much more, consume even more plant-based foods, as well as utilize much less plastic, to the best collection objective of acquiring an electrical lorry.

Every time a promise is made, you can designate it to the Extreme E group of your selection. The scoreboard reveals which Extreme E group is leading the difficulty, with one of the most followers acting. Make a promise currently, as well as increase your group to the leading! At completion of the Season, the winning group declares the Extreme E Sustainability Award.

Head to to obtain included.