Sardinia saves the calendar

The Italian island will be the scene of the fourth round of the season of the electric championship. Replaces the Latin American journey.

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The Extreme E inaugural season schedule takes a new turn. The current compromised situation of COVID-19 that South America sustains forced the organization of the electricity championship to postpone the events planned in Brazil and Argentina, which closed this course. And the scenario chosen to replace the journey through Latin America will be Sardinia.

This was announced by the contest in a statement with the words of its founder, Alejandro Agag: "I am pleased to confirm that Extreme E is finalizing plans to hold an Island X Prix in Sardinia from October 23 to 24. We are delighted to have the support from the President of Sardinia Christian Solinas, and the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI) as we plan our first European event. "

The championship that carries gender equality and the fight against climate change as its flag, sees in the Italian island an opportunity to raise awareness about the problems of global warming. "This crisis does not only affect remote places. It is becoming more and more noticeable close to home, with rising temperatures, heat waves and forest fires that are currently raging in Sardinia itself," explains Agag.

So far, the series where Carlos Sainz teams up with Laia Sanz at Acciona and Cristina Gutiérrez shares a seat with Sébastien Loeb in the Hamilton X44, has traveled to Saudi Arabia and Senegal to raise awareness of desertification, coastal erosion and plastic pollution that these countries suffer. The next stop before Sardinia will be the Arctic X Prix that takes place between August 28 and 29 in Greenland, where the ice sheet melts.



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