Building on the success of its debut year in 2021, Extreme E-Season 2 Championship is returning to the Kingdom with a stronger and more attractive agenda in its second season, where the "Desert X Prix” award will be launched in NEOM on Feb 19-20.
Running under the theme “The Race for the Planet”, the new racing series in its second edition continues to present its lofty message, and its focus on addressing climate change through sports, which corresponds to the goals of the Saudi "Vision 2030" and the pioneering "NEOM" project to build a high-performance ecosystem and meets the Kingdom's commitment to developing and encouraging sustainability technologies.
Choosing "NEOM" as a primary site by "Xtreme E" was not only because of its picturesque desert scenery and the great cultural and societal transformation it represents, but also because this tournament aims to shed light on the causes of desertification and loss of biodiversity, and the importance of resilience in this region.
This is in addition to NEOM’s terrain which will also ensure a robust test drive for drivers and the all-electric Odyssey 21, which will be driven by a male and female driver from each team over two days of competition.
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