One month until Extreme E's Ocean X Prix in Senegal

One month until Extreme E's Ocean X Prix in Senegal

29.04.2021: Today marks one month until Extreme E’s second event – the Ocean X Prix – which will take place at Lac Rose in Dakar, Senegal on 29-30 May. Extreme E marks the return of off-road


Today marks one month until Extreme E’s second event – the Ocean X Prix – which will take place at Lac Rose in Dakar, Senegal on 29-30 May.



Extreme E marks the return of off-road racing to one of its original roots, famous for the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally which debuted in 1978 but which hasn’t finished in the Senegalese capital since 2007.




Alejandro Agag, CEO and Founder of Extreme E, said: “So here we are, just one month until our second event, the Ocean X Prix. We are all very excited to be headed to Senegal, in particular Dakar and specifically Lac Rose, which once marked the finish line to one of the most iconic rallies in the world. We are pleased to be bringing motorsport back to this region and am sure we will put on an incredible show.



“But more than that, Extreme E is using its platform to highlight the climate realities of the area, from rising sea levels to plastic pollution. Not only will we use our sport to shine a light on all these issues and the solutions we can all be part of, but we will also be making a positive and lasting difference through our various Legacy Programmes in the country including planting one million mangroves and supporting local communities.”



Extreme E has attracted some of the biggest names in motorsport including Formula One World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg who have founded teams X44 and Rosberg X Racing respectively, plus Jenson Button who has not only founded, but makes up one half of the JBXE driver pairing. In a motorsport world-first, teams are required to field both a male and female driver in a bid for gender equality and a level playing field, with the 2021 line-up including the likes of Sébastien Loeb, Carlos Sainz Snr., Johan Kristoffersson, Molly Taylor, Jamie Chadwick and Laia Sanz.



Abdou Thiam, President of the Senegalese Motorsport Federation, said:
“When Alejandro presented his project to me, it was with great enthusiasm that I welcomed the idea of an international competition on the banks of the Pink Lake.
“Thanks to a long tradition of motorsport in Senegal, this site has hosted our various national championships and the arrival of many international competitions. The most famous of these even bears the name of our capital.



“The innovative approach of Extreme E as well as its environmental dimension projects us towards the future of off-road motor racing. Finally, we are delighted and honoured to welcome the great names of the motorsport family. As such, we welcome all the actors of what I hope will be the first edition of a long series in Senegal.”



Extreme E chose Lac Rose in Senegal to highlight a variety of issues such as rising sea levels due to global warming which causes oceans to heat up, and in turn expand. Sea level has been rising by around 30 centimetres every 10 years. Plastic pollution is another major issue affecting the African country, with the mountain of single-use plastic washing up on the shores growing day-by-day and threatening marine species and human health.



The lake itself is a vibrant pink due to the Dunaliella Salina bacteria, which is attracted by the lake’s salt content. The bacteria produce a red pigment in order to absorb the sunlight, thus giving the lake its unique colour. However, the water levels have fallen dramatically in the last 40 years due to over-exploitation of salt mining and water pumping.



Over the last year, Extreme E has supported two projects, which it will continue to do beyond the race weekend, in conjunction with its legacy partner to.org. The first of these legacy projects with to.org, and local implementation partner Oceanium, is to plant one million mangrove trees. Mangroves pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and the sediment beneath their roots stores a huge amount of this carbon. They are also important for coastal communities protecting them from destructive effects of storms and of sea level, and as nurseries for fish that provide food.



Sadly, over a third of mangroves have been lost, leaving them vulnerable to food shortages and from storm damage.
As part of its Legacy Programme commitment, Extreme E has already assisted with the planting of half a million mangroves over an area of 65 hectares. This reforestation involved nine outings and almost 700 people who supported planting and support for growing trees, and removal of plastic waste to ensure a healthy mangrove ecosystem.




In addition, Extreme E has been supporting the local community through the EcoZone Project in collaboration with to.org and GroupeSenghor (GS). Based in Lac Rose, close to Extreme E’s race location, this project aims to raise awareness of climate issues and location mitigation strategies by engaging local people in the creation of a healthy environment. The ultimate goal here is to build a sustainable community through the provision of guidance, information and resources, empowering self-sufficiency and economic autonomy.



Nachson Mimran, CEO and co-founder of to.org said
: “The to.org team is honoured to bring our love for Senegal and our passion for sustainability to our legacy partnership with Extreme E. The reforestation of mangroves – one of nature’s most effective carbon capture solutions – will protect against coastal erosion, provide habitats for fish nurseries and marine organisms, and will improve water quality for local communities by filtering polluted water. We are excited to continue our mangrove reforestation programme and to advance to.org’s mission to address Earth’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.”



Extreme E’s floating centrepiece, the St. Helena, is currently en route to Senegal with the championship’s freight including its fleet of all-important electric SUVs – the ODYSSEY 21 – which teams will race in a month’s time to see who will take victory at the Ocean X Prix. Rosberg X Racing currently tops the leaderboard, but with four X Prixs to go, it is still all to play for.



To minimise local impact, Extreme E races will not be open to spectators, with fans instead invited to follow the racing through live TV broadcast, which includes RTS, ESPN, Fox Africa, StarTimes in Senegal, and on social media.

 

To learn more about Extreme E, visit - www.Extreme-E.com



Julia Fry- photos Extreme E photographers

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/extreme-e-ocean-x-prix-senegal---222509.html

29.04.2021 / MaP

More News

Extreme E's unique paddock with Airshelta
22.04.2021
Extreme E is an innovative race series in so many ways, from electric SUVs to zero emission car charging, but potentially the most unique, and somewhat challenging element is the remote locations in which it races. The series has recently completed more >>
beIN SPORTS acquires Middle East & North Africa rights to debut Extreme E season
20.04.2021
beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment group, has secured the non-exclusive broadcast rights to the debut season of eco-conscious motorsport series Extreme E across 24 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).beIN more >>
NEP’s solution for Aurora, North One and Extreme E tests its metal in some of the world’s harshest conditions
14.04.2021
This month marked the first event for Extreme E, a new all-electric off-road racing series designed to highlight the climate crisis. NEP Group, the leading technical partner for content producers around the globe, worked with Extreme E and host broadcaster Aurora Media Worldwide and North One, to create a cutting-edge, sustainable broadcast solution that brought the first race, in AlUla, more >>
Taiwan's ELTA TV to broadcast Extreme E
12.04.2021
All-new electric SUV race series Extreme E, which had its debut in Saudi Arabia on 3-4 April, has announced that Taiwanese broadcaster ELTA will show all of the championship’s X Prixs live in both Chinese and English on its Sports channel. The deal means that audiences in Taiwan can also enjoy Extreme E’s behind-the-scenes magazine show and the documentaries on its subscription VOD more >>
Extreme E adds to broadcast reach in South Africa with SABC
09.04.2021
Ground-breaking electric SUV racing series, Extreme E, has confirmed today that South Africa’s SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) will televise all five of this year’s X Prix live on its linear channels, SABC1, SABC2, SABC3 and SABC Sport Channel – which began with highly anticipated debut X Prix which took place in the deserts of Saudi Arabia a couple of we more >>
Extreme E extends its digital reach in China
06.04.2021
All new electric race series, Extreme E, which made its highly anticipated championship debut in Saudi Arabia this weekend, confirms that China’s CCTV.com, not only broadcasted the Desert X Prix, but will air the remaining four X Prixs on its sports platform. more >>
Crash, comeback, drama, points - ABT CUPRA XE makes an extreme start to the Extreme E adventure
04.04.2021
  This racing series really lives up to its name: Extreme E kicked off its premiere season with a spectacular start in the desert of Saudi Arabia. Guests on site and TV viewers around the world experienced a completely new dimension of electric motorsport – fascinating images, f more >>
Rosberg X Racing makes history as first Extreme E winner following dramatic desert dust-up
04.04.2021
Rosberg X Racing duo Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor were the pace-setters from the outset in Extreme E’s inaugural race weekend in AlUla, Saudi Arabia (3/4 April), but the pair still had to dig deep in the desert to battle their way to victory and carve themselves out a piece of motorsport history. more >>
Rosberg X Racing takes victory in Desert X Prix Saudi Arabia ahead of Andretti and X44 - results
04.04.2021
EXTREME E round 1 Desert X PRIXSaudi ArabiaSunday, April 4th 2021Final Race (2 Laps, 17,6 km.)1 6 (25) Rosberg X Racing ODYSSEY 21 2 11:29.746 - - 92,10 more >>
Extreme E DesertX Prix final in 30 minutes - livestream
04.04.2021
EXTREME E round 1 Desert X PRIXSaudi ArabiaSunday, April 4th 2021Acutal leader is Hansen ahead of Bennett and Button now runningwatch livestream hereThe final will be shown LIVE during this show in just over 20 minutes!The Shoo more >>
Desert X Prix - Timmy Hansen now in lead, livestream
04.04.2021
EXTREME E round 1 Desert X PRIXSaudi ArabiaSunday, April 4th 2021Acutal leader is Hansen ahead of Bennett and Button now running   watch livestream here more >>
Desert X Prix - Dazzling desert duel as Extreme E gets off to spectacular start
03.04.2021
Extreme E had promised to bring the show in AlUla this weekend (3/4 April), and the opening day of the Desert X Prix did just that with jaw-dropping competition, stunning backdrops, high drama throughout including a heartstopping roll and a sensationa more >>
Veloce forced to withdraw from Desert X Prix
03.04.2021
Veloce Racing has been forced to withdraw from any further competition at this weekend’s Desert X Prix in AlUla, Saudi Arabia (3-4 April). Following a review by the team and the officials, it has been deemed that it is unsafe to continue due to ir more >>
Extreme E qualifying classification - X44 Loeb / Gutierrez fastest
03.04.2021
EXTREME E Desert X Prix Saudi ArabiaSaturday, April 3rd 2021Lewis Hamilton's X44 with Loeb and Gutierrez went fastest in qualifying in Saudi Arabia ahead of Carlos Sainz/ Laia Sanz Find hereafter the classification more >>
Extreme E huge crash for Claudia Hurtgen , Abt Cupra
03.04.2021
Extreme E huge crash for Claudia Hurtgen in Abt Cupra during qualifying 1 this morning in Desert X Prix video   more >>
Sainz second in Extreme E qualifying 2 - Loeb still leader - livestream
03.04.2021
EXTREME E  Desert XSaudi ArabiaSaturday, April 3rd  2021Carlos Sainz drove an unbelievable qualifying ending second behind Loeb in Extreme E  Desert X qualifying 2Watch livestream here more >>
Desert X Prix - The stage is set for Saudi Arabian race, driver quotes
02.04.2021
Extreme E Drivers prepare for action following shakedown in Saudi ArabiaShakedowns are complete and the scene is set for the inaugural Extreme E event in Saudi Arabia this weekend (3-4 April), the Desert X Prix in the books and drivers excited to take to the course to more >>
Motorsport Images Appointed Official Photo Agency of World's Most Extreme Race Series
01.04.2021
Motorsport Images has been selected as the official photography agency by Extreme E, the exciting new motorsport discipline taking place in some of the harshest climates on Earth to highlight the impact of climate change. Motorsport Network’ more >>
Allianz comes on board as Official Insurance Partner and Founding Partner of Extreme E
01.04.2021
Extreme E has today announced that Allianz is joining the series as Official Insurance Partner and Founding Partner of the pioneering off-road racing championship.The exciting new partnership with one of the world’s leading insurance and asset management more >>
Veloce partners with NFT and blockchain gaming conglomerate Animoca Brands
01.04.2021
•    Veloce signs a long-term, broad-reaching partnership with Animoca Brands•    Animoca Brands subscribes to Veloce’s pre-IPO funding round•    Animoca Brands invests the REVV utility token as a component of the agreement more >>
CUPRA takes on the most extreme race stages in the world as the inaugural Extreme E series season kicks off
01.04.2021
    The Extreme E series will enhance CUPRA’s electrification knowledge while promoting electrification, sustainability, and equality    The ABT CUPRA XE team will compete against eight other squads driven by teammates Mattias Ekström and Claudia Hürtgen    The e-CUPRA more >>
Desert X Prix timeschedule and how to watch
01.04.2021
EXTREME E Desert X Prix, Saudi Arabia2-4 April 2021Friday 2 April17:00-17:20: ShakedownSaturday 3 April09:00 – 10:30: Qualifying 114:00 – 15:30: Qualifying 2Sunday 4 April 09:00 – 10:30: Semi-Finals13:00 – 15:00: F more >>
Extreme E set for inaugural Desert X Prix in just two days’ time
01.04.2021
•    Nine teams and 18 drivers to race in very first Extreme E event, the Desert X Prix.•    World-first gender equal motorsport format features top driver talent including Jenson Button, Jamie Chadwick, Sébastien Loeb, M more >>
Extreme E enlists Zenith as Official Timekeeper and Founding Partner of electric off-road racing series
31.03.2021
Extreme E is pleased to announce that Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith will become Official Timekeeper and Founding Partner of the pioneering electric off-road racing championship.The agreement was signed right on time ahead of the inaugural season of Extreme E, more >>
Extreme E reveals Red Sea conservation initiative
31.03.2021
Legacy Programme to support turtle conservation in Saudi Arabia confirmed ahead of April 2021 race Extreme E, the revolutionary electric off-road racing series, has revealed its Legacy Programme plans in Saudi Arabia, confirming it will support turtle conservation a more >>
Veloce Racing ready for action as Extreme E sparks into life in Saudi Arabia
31.03.2021
•    London-based squad ready to go wheel-to-wheel with some of the biggest names in global motorsport•    Inaugural Extreme E season set to kick off with Desert X Prix this weekend •    ‘None of us quite know how things are going to play out’, says Jamie Chadwick•  more >>
TikTok joins forces with Extreme E & Little Dot Studios to raise awareness of climate change
30.03.2021
TikTok, the leading short-form mobile video platform, is partnering with the brand new off-road racing series, Extreme E, to showcase the capabilities of electric SUVs, which are set to race in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments, starting April 3rd. more >>
Extreme E welcomes new Scientific Committee member, Dr. Carlos Duarte
30.03.2021
Extreme E has today expanded its Scientific Committee with the appointment of Professor Carlos Duarte, one of the world’s leading minds on marine ecosystems.   His appointment comes in advance of more >>
ABT CUPRA XE competing in the Extreme E adventure: Season opener in the desert of Saudi Arabia
29.03.2021
Showdown in the hot Saudi Arabian desert: This weekend (April 3–4), the new Extreme E electric off-road racing series will kick off its first season in Al-Ula. The Desert X Prix marks the start of a total of more >>
Veloce Racing announces partnership with XCDS for the first race of the inaugural Extreme E series
29.03.2021
•    Veloce Racing joins forces with innovative international software company for the first time•    London-based squad signs new partner for the first race •    Inaugural Extreme E season set to kick off with Desert X Prix this weekend more >>
JBXE Racing and Lotus Engineering join forces in Extreme E Technical Partnership
29.03.2021
JBXE Racing is delighted to announce Lotus Engineering as the latest addition to its family of partners. The world-renowned British engineering consultancy, part of Group Lotus, joins as Technical Partner, supporting Jenson Button’s Extreme E team in this radical new electric off-roading series.  more >>
Extreme E starts this weekend in AlUla, Saudi Arabia
29.03.2021
Saudi Arabia is set to host Extreme E's first ever race, the Desert X Prix, on April 3 and 4 at the breathtaking destination of AlUla. Organisers today revealed the reasons behind their choice to launch the first ever season of the series from Saudi Arabia, highlighting its aim to address global issues such as desertification and sustainability. more >>
Media giant Tencent to broadcast Extreme E in China
28.03.2021
Extreme E, the ground-breaking off-road electric race series is delighted to announce that Chinese media giant Tencent will stream all five of the championship’s X Prixs on its digital platform, QQ.com as well as its associated apps Tencent Sports, Tencent News and Tencent Video. more >>
Extreme E's GridPlay explained
27.03.2021
Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, gets underway next weekend (3-4 April) in AlUla, Saudi Arabia and the series can now reveal how GridPlay  - its fan engagement concept - will work.     What is it? more >>
Insight TV motors ahead with Extreme E racing series
26.03.2021
Insight TV, the leading millennial-focused global channel and content producer, today announces it has signed an agreement to broadcast the inaugural season of Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing championship.Broadcasting across Insight TV’s line more >>
Extreme E partners with XITE Energy drink
25.03.2021
Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing championship, has confirmed today that XITE Energy will become official Energy Drink Supplier to the sport for purpose series.XITE Energy, which was born in Bristol UK, is only two years old but more >>
The Adventure Begins - Nine Teams Start the First Extreme E Season
25.03.2021
•    Three Formula 1 world champions will be entering the competition with their own teams•    The first racing series with equal gender representation in the cockpit•    Continental’s tuning partner ABT Sportsline from Germany is also involved more >>
Slovenia's Sport TV to air Extreme E
24.03.2021
Brand new electric off-road championship, Extreme E, has signed a broadcast deal with Slovenia’s sport-only public television channel, Šport TV.The station, based in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, will televise Extreme E&rs more >>
Veloce Racing become first Extreme E team to offset pre-season carbon through forestry REDD project in Para, Brazil
24.03.2021
•    Veloce Racing reinforces commitment to carbon management with ALLCOT Group ahead of first Extreme E race •    In anticipation of the Amazon X Prix in exactly 6 months’ time, the team has selected the Para Legacy P more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright