The team Techeetah, champion of the Formula E, announced his admission to the Extreme E, becoming the first team to represents Asia in the off-road electric car series which is scheduled to start in early 2021.
El Team Techeetah Extreme E will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia. With Asian ownership and management, coupled with its commitment to developing Asian drivers, the team's ambition is to make the people of Asia proud.
“We are motivated by the challenge that Extreme E presents and we are excited about the car, the race locations and the competition format. We at Techeetah are passionate about making the most of emerging technologies to boost racing performance and look forward to bringing this energy to Extreme E. We love the focus on green issues and the opportunity to engage a young audience in a series that mixes racing, caring for the environment and travel and adventure ", he claimed Edmund chu, president of the team that has dominated the last FE seasons
While Alexander Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “Techeetah has achieved unparalleled success in recent seasons in Formula E, so it's great to be able to welcome them. Extreme E offers a totally unique proposition in the world of motorsports, with next-generation E-SUVs racing head-to-head across five of the most remote locations on the planet with a new engineering challenge for teams and drivers to overcome. ”.
Techeetah replaces Venturi on the grid for the first season of Extreme E, as the Monegasque team has decided to focus its efforts on its campaign on Formula E and on an innovative space travel program.
Extreme E participants will compete head-to-head, each taking control of one of the ODYSSEY 21 specially designed for this series. Teams will have the opportunity to customize areas of the body, such as the engine cover, front and rear bumpers, side apron and lights in an attempt to replicate the look of everyday car models.
Group events will begin in December 2020 before teams board the Extreme E floating paddock, the RMS St. Helena, before the opening race in early 2021.