Extreme E’s St. Helena ship has arrived in the Dorset port of Poole ahead of the Championship’s season finale next month.
Since departing the UK for the first ever Extreme E race just over nine months ago, the St. Helena has returned for the final event of its inaugural season – the Jurassic X-Prix – which takes place on 18th – 19th December 2021.
Throughout the season, the former Royal Mail ship has travelled over 19,000 nautical miles transporting Extreme E’s race freight and logistics around the globe in its first campaign.
The cars and series’ equipment departed Sardinia’s port of Cagliari, Italy, following last month’s dramatic Enel X Island X Prix – which saw Rosberg X Racing take three wins to build a commanding lead in this year’s Championship.
Upon arrival into Dorset, the St. Helena greeted its first ever female engineer China Hypolite-McCarthy from the United Kingdom, and the crew will spend the next few days unloading all of the freight on board as preparations and anticipation builds for the Jurassic X Prix in a few weeks’ time.
Alejandro Agag, CEO and founder of Extreme E, said: “It’s certainly been a busy month but a very rewarding one. It’s hard to believe that Extreme E is now preparing for its final X Prix of our inaugural season and that the St. Helena is back here in the UK where she departed nearly a year ago – and what a year it’s been!
“We are so excited to be ending our first season in Dorset in the UK. Despite the incredible places we have visted so far this year – Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Greenland and Sardinia – the landscape here is equally as amazing and there’s no doubt that it’s certainly going to be challenging for the cars and the drivers. I cannot wait!”