St. Helena arrives in Sardinia ahead of Extreme E double-header

St. Helena arrives in Sardinia ahead of Extreme E double-header

28.06.2022: Extreme Eís floating centrepiece has today moored in Porto Pino, Sardinia. Her arrival signals the latest step in preparations for the Island X Prix double-header showdown, co-organised by the Automobile Club Italia and Regione Sardegna, which will


Extreme E’s floating centrepiece has today moored in Porto Pino, Sardinia.



Her arrival signals the latest step in preparations for the Island X Prix double-header showdown, co-organised by the Automobile Club Italia and Regione Sardegna, which will see two races back-to-back in one week (6-7 July and 9-10 July).




This outing marks the European leg of the all-electric series’ five-race voyage, and the second time the Championship has visited the Italian island following the Island X Prix in October 2021.



The St. Helena departed from the season opener NEOM, Saudi Arabia, which saw Rosberg X Racing take the win, at the start of March.



The floating paddock proceeded Northbound through the Suez Canal, bound for Cagliari anchorage. One there the ship stayed at anchor just outside Cagliari until cleared to unload the freight on board as preparations and anticipation builds for the Island X Prix.



Among the freight to be removed were the all-electric ODYSSEY 21 race cars, hydrogen fuel cell to charge the cars emission free, two Zenobe second-life batteries to power the paddock, plus everything else required to set up a race site in the remote location of the Army Training area at Capo Teulada in Sulcis-Iglesiente, situated in the south-west of the island.



The end of April brought about the Formula E race weekend in Monaco. From the Friday to the Sunday Extreme E sat alongside the action, the first ever cargo ship of this design to be so close to the racing in Monaco.



After such an exciting weekend in the company of its sister series, the Extreme E flagship went to anchor in the French and Italian Rivieras before returning to Monaco at the end of May for Formula One in the best seat in the house.



Following a three-week anchor period in Imperia Italy, the St. Helena returned to Nice for refuelling and provisions before heading back to Sardinia ready for Extreme E’s first ever double-header event.



Alejandro Agag, CEO and Founder of Extreme E, said: “It’s fantastic to see the St. Helena in port and ready for our first ever double-header event. Sardinia is going to provide an epic backdrop for both double the racing and double the important legacy opportunities focused around both green and blue carbon stores.



“I’m particularly excited that the St. Helena’s arrival into Sardinia incorporated a trip to Monaco, where our flagship featured alongside Formula One and Formula E. We now look ahead to our own event which promises fantastic racing and innovation of its own.”



To learn more about Extreme E, visit - www.Extreme-E.com




Julia Fry- photo Extreme E

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