After years in the making, the Electric Oddesy’s that is Extreme E had finally reached its first day of wheel to wheel, side by side racing.
Social media was alive and excited to see Extreme E, go racing in the DesertXPrix on the “looner-like” landscape of Alula, Saudi Arabia for the first time. But following the action-packed opening day which featured time trial qualifying, what was really on everyone’s minds was to see just how having multiple cars racing at the same time would play out on the 8.8km desert course, particularly surrounding the issue of dust.
A new and exciting form of Motorsport with a purpose has landed on planet earth this weekend and we have finally been able to experience a taster of what Extreme E has to offer.
With its unique ethos and approach, Extreme E is offering up an epic five-race global calendar, staged in some of the most stunning remote landscapes that can be found. Extreme E utilizes the power of motorsport to showcase electric vehicles and their usage in motorsport but also aims to deliver not just awareness with regards to the importance of sustainability but a real local impact of climate change to the areas in which it visits in its race for a greener future.