During the debut season, Extreme E organizers have had to overcome all kinds of obstacles to bring their exciting races to destinations hit by climate change.
It already happened with the event planned to be held in South America, postponed, and now the fifth and final day is a real question mark for Alejandro Agag, founder of the tournament, and company.
“There are several options, what happens again is the red list of the COVID, we are looking at it. We have Egypt, Greece, and Morocco. We are going to see which one we can do. This month I will be traveling to see if we can define the last race,” stated Agag to the press in Madrid.
In love with Greenland
At the end of the last joust in the Arctic, the Spaniard was pleasantly impressed with the experience and does not hesitate to confirm that place for the 2022 Extreme E season.
“I think Greenland is positioned as the symbol of the competition now. This race became a classic. It’s like our Monaco if we were Formula 1,” he said.
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He added that what he experienced in that competition really symbolizes what is happening on the planet with the melting of the poles, climate change. “We went there to draw attention to what is happening and to take that message as far as possible,” said Agag.
Thinking about Season 2
Despite the headache of pulling off the first season, Agag is already cooking up the second edition of Extreme E. He said he intends to keep the five-race calendar until 2022, with three days and two new events to showcase climate change in other landscapes. He also confirmed that there is a good chance that Saudi Arabia will once again open the series, albeit in a different location than the Diriyah desert.
He noted that the calendar is set to be announced soon, and hinted that Brazil will feature in the planning for next year, following the unfortunate suspension for the inaugural campaign.
Regarding teams, Agag also confirmed that he has been in talks with four or five different manufacturers who have expressed interest in the category. Again, nothing is confirmed, but the current belief among organizers is the way the tournament ends this year will be the tipping point for interested teams.
Written by I Jhonattan González