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Extreme E starts in Devon as a replacement for Argentina

Extreme E will also run in 2022

The last race of the Extreme E season will take place in Devon in December.

The Jurassic X-Prix will take place December 18-19, replacing a race in Argentina that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The climate-conscious off-road series is currently led by the RXR team of ex-F1 driver Nico Rosberg with Lewis Hamilton’s X44 Second team.external link

Extreme E is streamed live on BBC platforms including iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website.

Former F1 world champion Jenson Button – from Frome in neighboring Somerset – also drives and manages his own JBXE team.

Commenting on the race, he said: “It’s brilliant news that the Extreme E season finale is set to take place in the UK.

“Driving in Bovington Offroad will be a completely different experience, but just as special.”

The aim of the series is to raise awareness of climate change affected areas around the world and to visit affected areas such as Greenland and the Brazilian Amazon.

However, the races planned for the end of the season in the Amazon and Argentina were removed from the calendar and replaced by an event in Sardinia from October 23rd to 24th and now Devon.

Extreme E is three races in its five-race season in which cars ride a “floating paddock” – the St. Helena ship – to drive electric SUVs and introduce legacy projects in the affected areas.

The series announced in April this year that it would use men and women equally and said it wanted to promote “gender equality and a level playing field” in motorsport alongside its environmental goals.

Briton Jamie Chadwick, who rides for the London Veloce team, finished second at the Ocean X Prix in Senegal in May.

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