The electric SUV category will have one of its stages in the Santarem region, which has been severely affected by the fires.
The electrical category Extreme E has revealed that a damaged region in the Brazilian state of Para will host the stage of the Amazon jungle when the first season starts in 2021.
"Extreme E aims to use its position as a world-class revolutionary sport as a tool to highlight the problems facing our planet and its unique ecosystems, and there are few places more relevant in that regard than the Amazon."Said Alexander Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E.
“With the support of independent experts who know the Amazon and its pressures from the inside out, we will bring a sport with a purpose to the Amazon; to raise awareness and leave a positive legacy that supports the region's ongoing environmental protection efforts ”, He added.
The Extreme E competition will take place at the Santarem region, which has already been deforested and severely affected by fires. "Our goal is to provide support, not only to dedicated professional firefighters, but also to local residents who lack ATVs, specialized equipment, and training as they strive to control the situation and protect their lands."Agag clarified.
A first of its kind in the world of motorsport, the Extreme E will see Electric SUV in remote environments that have already been damaged or affected by climatic and environmental problems. This five-race global journey seeks to highlight the impact of climate change and human interference, and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles to help protect the planet.
The Amazon rainforest is the second confirmed location, after the rrecent announcement about what Greenland It will host the Arctic stage of the championship. Three other locations are being explored in the Himalayas, in a desert and a location on the coast of some ocean, where environmental problems include deforestation, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, desertification and plastic pollution. .
The races will take place over three days within an area no larger than 10 km2. Circuit designers have been tasked with carefully selecting track options to offer the greatest challenge and spectacle, but without negatively impacting from environmental or social perspectives. Routes will be designed to incorporate existing obstacles and features with elevation changes and jumps without the need to adapt the environment.
Season 1 will begin in February 2021, with four teams already confirmed to participate, including Venturi, ABT Sportsline, HWA AG y Veloce Racing.