If anything has been clear at the Extreme E season kickoff, it’s the dominance that Rosberg X Racing has shown at the Saudi Arabian and Senegalese X Prix. So, to know if they can continue to be at the top is a question that the fans are wondering ahead of the Artic X Prix, the third event of the calendar, considering the high level of the X44 Team, the main rival.
Two consecutive victories by Nico Rosberg’s team extended their lead in the overall standings, with 71 points. Nevertheless, Lewis Hamilton’s team (X44) topped the qualifying times, showing the battle between the two teams will be full of action and adrenaline.
Greenland will serve as the battleground when the ODYSSEY 21 off-roaders ride across what was once the mighty Russell Glacier, now just a salt rock. There, what was once a war between Rosberg and Hamilton will be transferred to the electric rally category by their drivers.
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Rosberg X Racing’s Outlook
All this has prompted Nico Rosberg to express about the team’s chance for a third win in a row. “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the series with two wins in the first two races, to our credit. But it would be foolish to go into this round predicting the same result for the team. We are working very hard to achieve another solid result in Greenland and I can’t wait to see how it plays out over the weekend.”
Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson will start at the Artic X Prix as cautiously as possible, given that Sébastien Loeb and Gutiérrez have shown great competitive pace that may ultimately turn into a win as the category develops in Greenland to narrow the X44 Team and Rosberg X Racing gap of just 14 points.
“I was really proud of our performances in Senegal and Saudi Arabia, but we had some bad luck in the finale. I’m sure this time we can learn from what happened and ensure we get another podium,” asserted Loeb.
Written by | Ronald Ortega