– What is Extreme E?
Focused on sustainability, Extreme E is an off-road racing championship putting state-of-the art electric SUV’s to the test in remote environments across the globe to draw attention to climate change and environmental damage.
– What is Rosberg X Racing?
With a passion for racing and a shared commitment towards creating a better future, Formula 1® World Champion and Sunreef Yachts Eco Ambassador Nico Rosberg was naturally drawn towards the opportunity to join the motorsport series with his own racing team: Rosberg X Racing or RXR. In support of Nico Rosberg and his mission to highlight the increasing effects of environmental damage, Sunreef Yachts is proud to partner with him and his team for Extreme E.
– Who are the RXR Team Drivers?
Molly Taylor grew up in a motorsport family and excelled in national rally competitions, winning the F16 class in the Australian Rally Championship in 2007 and 2008 before moving abroad to follow her dream of becoming a professional rally driver. Success in the UK secured her a scholarship to compete in the World Rally Championship Academy, where she took a maiden stage win in the category. In 2013, Molly’s success in the European Rally Championship elevated her to World Rally Rankings Number 1 International Female Rally Driver, before becoming the first female to achieve a podium position in Junior WRC history, finishing third in the 2014 Rally Finland. Returning to Australia in 2015, Molly finished second in the Australian Rally Championship before going one better with Subaru in 2016. Now an established name in national and international rallying, Molly lines up at RXR following years of experience and success in off-road competition.
Johan Kristoffersson is the reigning three-time World Rallycross champion. The son of racing driver-turned-team owner, Tommy Kristoffersson, Johan grew up surrounded by motorsport in his native Sweden. Johan’s motorsport career started in earnest with circuit racing; in 2012, he took part in a variety of series, including the Swedish Touring Car Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia and Italy’s Superstars Series, and went on to win the championship title in all three categories. Following his success on the track, Kristoffersson turned his attention to racing off-road in 2013 with a part-campaign in the FIA European Rallycross Championship, before picking up his first event win in the series in 2014 alongside a number of wildcard appearances in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. A full-time campaign beckoned in 2015, with Johan finishing the season third in the series, before going one better with second in 2016. Since 2017, he has been the dominant force in World RX, claiming three out of four Drivers’ titles.
– What Will Team RXR Be Driving ?
RXR Drivers Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson will be driving the ODYSSEY 21, a purpose-built vehicle developed to withstand the harsh environments that Extreme E is set to race in featuring the following:
– Where will they race?
Extreme E race teams will compete in 5 races around the world this year. Each race, which will be known as an “X” Prix, will take place in varying destinations that highlight a different environmental issue, beginning with Saudi Arabia — desertification. Other races will feature Senegal (rising sea levels), Greenland (melting ice cap), Amazon (deforestation) and Patagonia (glacial recession).
The final countdown is on as April 3-4 marks the inaugural Extreme E “Desert X Prix”!