Extreme E, the new racing series that sees all-electric SUV’s compete across five remote locations across the world, will be broadcast live on the BBC in 2021 – the series first season of competition.
The so-called ‘climate aware’ series is the brainchild of Formula E founder Alejandro Agag and aims to highlight the damage being done to the planet by visiting locations that have been heavily impacted by climate change.
The multi-year deal on the BBC will see all five rounds covered, starting with round one from Dakar, Senegal, 23-24 January 2021.
Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “The UK has an insatiable appetite for world-class motor racing and a groundswell of backing for sustainable technologies – particularly pertinent given the government’s plans to bring forward the transition to fully-electric motoring to 2035.”
The series has already attracted some big names from the racing world including Red Bull Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey, who is running his own Veloce team amongst the total of 12 entrants, plus Billy Monger and Jamie Chadwick.
The series has refitted RMS St Helena to act as a floating paddock which will house the teams, cars, drivers, equipment and scientists.
Extreme E Season 1 Calendar
23-24 January: Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal
5-6 March: Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia
14-15 May: Kali Gandaki Valley, Mustang District, Nepal
28-29 August: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
30-31 October: Santarem, Para, Brazil