The Rosberg X Racing Team dominated the July race in Sardinia, Italy. Drivers Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky and Johan Kristoffersson have put their skills to the test in the first double header Island X Prix event. Having won the Island X Prix II, proudly supported by Sunreef Yachts RXR Team is now heading to the new location. Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, is counting down to its Chilean debut, with the Antofagasta Minerals Copper X Prix taking place at 24-25 September in Antofagasta.
The Championship is already familiar with South America thanks to its extensive Legacy Programme in the Amazon, however the visit to Chile will mark the sport for purpose series’ first race on the continent. As a global Championship, the race aim is to be going to all continents to highlight the scale and variety of climate issues that people around the world are facing.
Situated north of the capital, Santiago, the city of Antofagasta is closely linked with mining activity. Since the mid-19thCentury, copper mining has dominated the focus of the area, but more recently has shifted towards one of innovative and sustainable mining. Antofagasta Minerals and its Centinela operation, Extreme E’s hosts for the Antofagasta Minerals Copper X Prix, will use the event to showcase their innovative, sustainable and inclusive methods which are transforming this crucial industry.
As a copper producer, Antofagasta Minerals officially stated that they wish to contribute by sustainably and responsibly supplying a metal that is essential for low-carbon technologies such as the generation of renewable electricity and electromobility. With the confirmation of Antofagasta, Chile, Extreme E’s global voyage continues to highlight the impact of climate change and human interference in some of the most remarkable, remote locations in the world. Alongside, they promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the fight to help preserve the environment and protect the planet.
The Antofagasta Minerals Copper X Prix is the fourth round of Extreme E Season 2. The championship is led by last year’s winners Rosberg X Racing, who have won two out of the series’ three X Prix this year.With 75 points, Nico Rosberg’s RXR hold a commanding lead over nearest rivals No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing who sit second on 43 points, closely followed by ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team (42 points) and X44 (41 points) in third and fourth, respectively.
As Extreme E takes a step into the unknown in Antofagasta and RXR Team is looking forward to face up a new challenge.