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Extreme E to return to UK for Season 3

Extreme E has announced its calendar for the upcoming 2023 season, with the series set to return to the UK.

Extreme E’s third season kicks off once again in Saudi Arabia with the Desert X Prix on March 11-12, before the championship returns to the UK in May for the first Scottish X-Prix. At the midway point of the season, Extreme E will return to Sardinia, where it has raced in each of its past two campaigns.

The fourth X Prix of Season 3 will see Extreme race in another new setting, with the championship heading to either the USA for its inaugural round in North America or to the remote parts of Brazil.

Despite being unable to compete in Brazil so far due to Covid restrictions, Extreme E has continued its legacy work in the Amazon. Extreme E has partnered with TNC to develop its Amazon-based Legacy Programmes, which funds native forest restoration and a well-established cacao-based agroforestry programme.

With agreements currently being finalised, updates on the fourth slot in the Extreme E race calendar are coming soon.

The final round of Season 3 will take place in a familiar setting, with Extreme E returning to Chile, where Cristina Gutiérrez and Sébastien Loeb of X44 claimed their first win of the season this year.

Alejandro Agag, CEO and Founder of Extreme E, said: “We have had two spectacular seasons of Extreme E so far and the third promises to be even more thrilling.

“All of us here at Extreme E are looking forward to revisiting some of the amazing race locations we have visited so far, and to build on the impacts we have made in those areas and further develop our vital legacy programmes as we continue to raise awareness of the climate crisis.

“I am proud to see the positive impact our electric series has had and to see what more we can bring to the communities there.

“It is also extremely exciting to potentially add a race in the USA or Brazil to our global championship, while returning to the UK, the birthplace of top level motor racing, is fitting. We cannot wait for the 2023 campaign to begin as the race for the planet continues.”

The second season of all-electric off-road racing championship will conclude later this month, with the final stage of the series set to take place in Punta Del Este, Uruguay.

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