Andretti Autosport joins Extreme E

It is the sixth team to confirm its participation in the electric SUV category.

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The category Extreme E announced to Andretti Autosport as the first American team, and the sixth overall, to join the electric off-road racing series.

Directed by Michael Andretti, the Andretti Autosport has received accolades for nearly two decades of competition in various disciplines of world motorsport. In fact, he has achieved five victories in the 500 Miles Indianapolis and four championships in Indycar.

The Yankee team has also been active in the Formula E since the inaugural season, with multiple victories with his own team and now under the banner of BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Andretti Autosport, which has achieved successes in multiple disciplines of our sport for many years. The team has a true passion for motorsports, both as a driver of change and in promoting sustainable practices and technologies, so their decision to join Extreme E at this early stage is a natural one. "Said Alexander Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E.

“That being said, the series is a unique perspective unto itself. The sporting challenge will be intense and the scope of the innovation is of great caliber, and for my part, I am eager to see how the Andretti Autosport team adapts to its new test ”, said.

“We remain dedicated to expanding and diversifying the effort of our team, both in traditional motorsports and with new and revolutionary racing concepts. I think Extreme E is an exciting opportunity for the team as we continue to grow globally. ” Michael Andretti assured.

“The current COVID-19 crisis is drawing attention to a changing world and our mindset has to adapt to that. We believe this announcement can help bring hope for the future of motorsports and a new focus on the message of sustainability. ” admitted the former pilot.

The Extreme E championship will take place over five events on 10-kilometer circuits. As its goal is to drive sustainability, the competitions will take place in some of the most notable, remote and severely damaged places on the planet.

The 2021 tournament will start on January 23 and 24 in Dakar Rally (Senegal). Later it will be presented on March 5 and 6 in Al-'Ula (Saudi Arabia), on May 14 and 15 in Time Gandaki Valley (Nepal), on August 28 and 29 in Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) and on October 30 and 31 in Santarém, For Brazil).

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