Excessive E postpones remaining two occasions as a result of COVID issues
Excessive E is searching for two new occasions to shut its inaugural season after suspending its South American races because of the ongoing COVID-19 state of affairs.
The all-electric off-road sequence was initially as a result of maintain its Amazon X Prix in Brazil on October 23-24 earlier than closing out its season on the Glacier X Prix in Patagonia, Argentina on December 11-12, nevertheless each occasions have now been pushed again to Season 2.
“We’ve been carefully monitoring the state of affairs concerning all Excessive E places for 2021 and have chosen to make this pre-emptive choice on racing in South America this yr,” stated Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Excessive E.
“As a brand new sequence embarking on our opening season, our precedence is to ship a five-race calendar of occasions that are protected and accountable for our world contributors, companions and workers to journey to and attend.
“This was not a choice made flippantly, nevertheless present journey recommendation and restrictions have additionally meant we now have been unable to go to the race areas upfront to undertake the required reconnaissance visits, that are particularly important because of the distant nature of our operations.
“We’ll after all proceed to help our essential reforestation and agroforestry initiatives that are already properly underway within the area because of the assistance of Dr Francisco Olivieira and our partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Brazil. We might additionally wish to thank the native authorities in Brazil and Argentina who’ve been supportive all through the entire course of and we hope we will return in 2022.”
In line with the sequence, the shortlist of potential different venues consists of Scotland’s Western Isles. Glasgow will host the 2021 United Nations Local weather Change Convention in November.
Excessive E has already accomplished two of its 5 X Prixs in its inaugural season – the Desert X Prix in Saudi Arabia and Ocean X Prix in Senegal – and is now making ready for its Arctic X Prix, happening in Greenland on the finish of August.