The drivers of the Extreme E Racing series converged in Aragon, Spain at Motorland to test the Odessy-21 cars. The series had a star-studded line-up that included off-road racer Sara Price, short course star Kyle Leduc, rally legends Sébastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz, World Rallycross champions Johan Kristoffersson, Timmy Hansen, and Mattias Ekström, Dakar Rally hotshots Cristina Gutiérrez and Laia Sanz, W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick, and Australian Rally Champion Molly Taylor.
The teams completed two days of testing across two off-road circuit layouts which included a 3.1-kilometer open course and a faster 1kilomoter course. Foggy conditions made driving the vehicles tougher for the competitors.
“We battled the weather a little bit as we had strange conditions with the fog, but overall it’s been really really good. The cars have been really reliable and it’s exciting to see them running at full power and seeing the drivers all getting a chance to try out the new machinery. We’ve achieved exactly what we wanted to,” said Scot Ekins, Extreme E Race Director.
“The test this weekend was good! We started with a longer track, which had a really rocky terrain. Both Sara [Price] and I did our sections. We learned a lot and made a lot of changes to the car, as did every other team. We then switched to a short course, which was like a tighter rallycross track. We were able to experience multiple locations and make all the changes we could. It was a strong test with no major issues. I’m looking forward to taking this electric beast into the competition in March”, said competitor Kyle Leduc.
The first Extreme E race is scheduled for March 20th, 2021 in Saudi Arabia.
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