Klara Andersson has been reconfirmed by ABT Cupra XE to race for the team during the Energy X Prix, the final race of Extreme E season 2 to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from November 26-27, where she will share a seat with experienced Dakar Rally driver Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Andersson, 22, took Cupra’s ODYSSEY 21 at the Copper X Prix, the fourth race of the series held in the Atacama Desert, Antofagasta, Chile, as a replacement for Jutta Kleinschmidt, who was unable to compete in the South American leg of the 100% electric off-road category due to injury.
Kleinschmidt is still recovering from her injury, so the team has decided to rely again on Klara, who made her debut in the category with a podium finish in Chile. “We are in constant contact with Jutta and sincerely wish her a good recovery. At the same time, we are pleased that we have managed to get Klara back,” said Thomas Biermaier, CEO of ABT.
Klara Andersson is Back
“After the podium, our goal is clear: we want to finish our second season in Extreme E, in which there have been some ups and downs, on a high,” ‘continued. Similarly, the 22-year-old Swedish driver was happy to be back to take the wheel of the 1,780-kilogram electric vehicle that brings the series to life.
“I’m delighted that ABT and CUPRA have put their trust in me to compete together in the final. It will be a great challenge, so I’m already a bit excited. We are pushing together for a good end to the team’s season, as we saw in Chile that we have the pace for it,” said Andersson.
Written by | Ronald Ortega