Extreme E revealed the five-race schedule that will make up the first season of the electric off-road race series in 2021 on Tuesday.
The locations for each of the series’ five races were previously communicated in separate announcements in recent months, but the dates for each race have now been set.
The series will get underway on Jan. 22-24, 2021, at Lac Rose in Senegal for the series’ Ocean round. It will then head to Sharaan, Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia on March 4-6 for the Desert race.
Nepal’s Kali Gandaki Valley will host the Mountain round on May 6-8, ahead of the Arctic round at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on Aug. 27-29.
The season will conclude with the Rainforest race at Santarem, in the Brazilian Amazon, on Oct. 29-31.
“Finalising the first calendar is a great moment for any championship and today we have this moment,” said series founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.
“I had no idea what this journey was going to be like when we embarked on it a few months ago. I’ve been to five of the most spectacular, remote locations on the planet; each facing issues at the hands of climate change and human activity. It has been a life-lesson.
“In six months, I’ve seen the impacts of climate change first-hand and have met people that are experiencing the effects. For anyone that denies its existence or is unaware of the problems it is causing – just come with us on this journey.
“To have sealed all five of our locations by this point, with Extreme E having been little more than an idea on a napkin back in January this year, is an achievement I am very proud of.”
2021 Extreme E Schedule
Jan. 22-24 – Lac Rose, Senegal
March 4-6 – Sharaan, Saudi Arabia
May 6-8 – Kali Gandaki Valley, Nepal
Aug. 27-29 – Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Oct. 29-31 – Santarem, Brazil