How ABT CUPRA XE claimed a maiden victory in Uruguay

How ABT CUPRA XE claimed a maiden victory in Uruguay

09.12.2022: ABT CUPRA XE collected their maiden Extreme E victory in style at the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix, with Klara Andersson and Nasser Al-Attiyah claiming top spot at the Season 2 finale. It was the perfect end to a campaign of ups and downs.

 

ABT CUPRA XE collected their maiden Extreme E victory in style at the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix, with Klara Andersson and Nasser Al-Attiyah claiming top spot at the Season 2 finale. It was the perfect end to a campaign of ups and downs.



The pairing of Andersson and Al-Attiyah have proven to be a success from the outset – after taking ABT CUPRA’s XE first Season 2 podium at the previous round in Chile. Andersson was retained for the finale in Punta del Este as Jutta Kleinschmidt continued her recovery following an accident at the Antofagasta Minerals Copper X Prix in September.
 






The Swedish-Qatari pair were amongst the frontrunners throughout in Uruguay. What’s more, despite her minimal experience with the team, Andersson’s times in each session were among the fastest among the female drivers.



Nasser Al-Attiyah, ABT CUPRA XE, said: “I’m just happy that we finally have our first win under our belt. We’ve been fast all season, but it has never all come together. Klara did a fantastic job, was fast, aggressive at the right moments and always stayed cool.”



However, the road to victory in Punta del Este was not without challenges. This began on Saturday; while Andersson and Al-Attiyah finished both qualifying sessions in first place, post-session time penalties dropped them back to fifth place in overall qualifying classification.
 






Nevertheless, ABT CUPRA XE remained in a strong position to reach the Final as they were to take on Veloce Racing and No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing in Semi-Final 1.



In a closely-fought race, ABT CUPRA XE were classified third on course. However, multiple penalties accrued by No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing throughout their run ensured that so long as Andersson and Al-Attiyah kept out of trouble they would compete in their third Final in succession. That they did, thus entering the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Final as one of the favourites for victory.



As the lights went out in the Final, Al-Attiyah stormed to the front and into the lead of a race that neither he nor Andersson would surrender. The pair comfortably managed a gap over nearest challengers NEOM McLaren Extreme E to take ABT CUPRA XE’s first win in the series.
 





Klara Andersson, ABT CUPRA XE, said
: “Today is a day full of emotions for me. I’ve been following Extreme E for a long time and was hoping for my chance – now I’ve got it in this great team, and I’ve given everything to make the most of it. The success belongs to the entire team, who welcomed me so warmly and supported me together with Nasser."



Thomas Biermaier, ABT CEO, added
: “Congratulations to Klara, Nasser and the entire team in Uruguay. This triumph was overdue and highly deserved. Our whole company watched the race at home and cheered along. This was the perfect conclusion to our second Extreme E season. It’s nice to see how the series is always evolving, breaking new ground and attracting more and more attention.”





Simra Gulzar- photos ExtremeE

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/how-abt-cupra-xe-claimed-victory-uruguay---245929.html

09.12.2022 / MaP

More News

NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team announces Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust for 2023
08.12.2022
The NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team has announced that Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust will drive for the team in Extreme E Season 3.Gilmour and Foust joined the team for its inaugural season in the series in 2022. The pair helped NEOM McLaren Extreme E more >>
Extreme E recognised for top ranking in global sustainability benchmark in sports
08.12.2022
Pioneering electric racing series, Extreme E, is delighted to announce that it has ranked highly in this year’s prestigious Global Sustainability Benchmark in Sports Awards (GSBS). The sport for purpose championship has been recogn more >>
New-look Veloce Racing finish Season 2 strongly
06.12.2022
A dramatic second campaign for Extreme E came to close on the 26-27 November in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, with surprise package Veloce Racing turning heads all weekend.The Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix marked a new line-up for the team, with Ke more >>
Extreme E and Rosberg X Racing join forces to kick off legacy initiatives in Sardinia
05.12.2022
Extreme E and Rosberg X Racing (RXR) have joined up together to start the restoration of an area in Sardinia, Italy, which had been ravaged by wildfires in 2021.   This is a collaboration between the series and RXR following the NE more >>
Veloce Racing gears up with Reflo's Be Radical sustainable apparel
01.12.2022
Official Clothing Supplier presents new sustainable range with Veloce Racing Veloce Racing is delighted to present Be Radical, a new range of sustainable apparel, in partnership with Official Clothing Supplier, Reflo.Since th more >>
Extreme E delivers Season 2 finale on 100 per cent renewable power
30.11.2022
  As Extreme E reached the end of its second season in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the championship reached a new milestone by delivering an event fully powered by renewable energy for the first time.As a result, the Uruguay Natur more >>
Kaizen Clean Energy becomes Extreme E's Official Clean Energy Technology Provider
30.11.2022
Sport for purpose electric racing series, Extreme E, has today announced Kaizen Clean Energy (KCE) as its Official Clean Energy Technology Provider for Season 3, starting in 2023.Kaizen Clean Energy will support ENOWA, NEOM’s energy, water and hy more >>
Strong victory for ABT CUPRA XE on the Extreme E Season 2 finale in Uruguay
28.11.2022
    Nasser Al-Attiyah and Klara Andersson lead the final from start to finish to underline the speed and reliability of the all-electric off-road CUPRA Tavascan XE    The ABT CUPRA drivers drove with lots of confidence and great pace during the whole weekend more >>
How X44 Vida Carbon Racing claimed their maiden Extreme E Championship
28.11.2022
After narrowly missing out on title glory in Extreme E’s inaugural campaign, X44 Vida Carbon Racing entered Season 2 on a mission to win. Despite tough competition from RXR and some setbacks, they brilliantly delivered at the Uruguay Naturals Energy X Prix, claiming third place to secure their maiden Extreme E Championship title in a nail-biting final round. more >>
Veloce Racing's final flourish in Uruguay
28.11.2022
British squad finish Extreme E Season 2 in style The new-look Veloce Racing line-up turned heads in the closing round of the 2022 Extreme E season, as the British squad blasted its way to the Final of the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix. more >>
ABT CUPRA XE triumphs at Extreme E season finale in Uruguay
28.11.2022
Klara Andersson and Nasser Al-Attiyah have won the Extreme E season finale in Uruguay. The much-celebrated triumph was the first victory for Team ABT CUPRA XE in the young championship for all-electric off-road racing cars and the perfect end to a season of ups and downs. more >>
Extreme E Championship standings after final race in Uruguay
28.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Championship StandingsX44 Vida Carbon Racing: 86 pointsRosberg X Racing: 84 pointsACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team: 66 points more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix driver quotes after final race 2022
28.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Klara Andersson, ABT CUPRA XE, said: "Wow! There are just so many emotions in me right now to be honest. I’ve been waiting for this for so long. more >>
Lewis Hamiltonís X44 Vida Carbon Racing claim first Extreme E title in rollercoaster second season
28.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022 X44 Vida Carbon Racing finished third by half a second in the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix to secure championship glory in a Final that went right down to the wi more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix - ABT Cupra takes final race victory
27.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Final Race (4 Laps, 12,0 km.) 1 125 (25) ABT CUPRA XE ODYSSEY 21 4 10:26.537 - - 69,20Nasser AL-ATTIYAHStart Line to INT 1 INT 2 F more >>
X44 Vida Carbon Racing take Crazy Race win to set up thrilling season finale
27.11.2022
X44 Vida Carbon Racing won a breathtaking Crazy Race to take the fifth spot in the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Final. The result means the championship battle goes down to the wire with X44 needing 18 points in the Final to snatch the championship from Rosberg X Racing. more >>
Genesys Andretti United Extreme E and NEOM McLaren Extreme E secure their spots in the Final
27.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Genesys Andretti United Extreme E secured the win in a thrilling Semi-Final 2 to confirm their spot in the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Final, with NEOM McLaren Extr more >>
Veloce Racing and ABT CUPRA XE make it through to the Final in Urguay
27.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Veloce Racing fought hard to claim victory in Semi-Final 1 and progress to the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Final, with ABT CUPRA XE joining them as multiple penalties for No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Crazy race result - X44 Vida Carbon Racing fastest
27.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Provisional ClassificationCrazy Race (4 Laps, 12,0 km.)1 44 X44 Vida Carbon Racing ODYSSEY 21 4 10:44.858 - - 67,20Cristina GUTI&Ea more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Semi-Final - Genesys Andretti United ahead
27.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Provisional ClassificationSemi Final 2 (4 Laps, 12,0 km.)1 23 Genesys Andretti United Extreme E ODYSSEY 21 4 10:20.294 - - 69,90 more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Semi Final 1 - Veloce Racing Odyssey fastest
27.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Provisional ClassificationSemi Final 1 (4 Laps, 12,0 km.)1 5 Veloce Racing ODYSSEY 21 4 10:36.604 - - 68,10 more >>
ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team top a dramatic Qualifying 1 in Uruguay
26.11.2022
ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team set the pace in the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix, finishing top of the timesheets in a dramatic Qualifying 1 that saw rolls for two of the championship contenders.Laia Sanz and Carlos Sainz Snr. topped th more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Qualifying 1 results Acciona Sainz XE in lead
26.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X PrixPunte del Este, Uruguay25-26 November 2022Saturday, November 26th 2022Provisional ClassificationQualifying Round 1 (4 Laps, 12,0 km.)1 55 (10) ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team more >>
Genesys Andretti United Extreme E fastest in Practice as Season 2 showdown starts in style
26.11.2022
Extreme E returned to action today for the Season 2 finale as the series’ twenty world-class drivers got behind the wheel in Uruguay, with the top four teams battling it out for the championship title.The three-kilometre course of more >>
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Free Practice combined timings
26.11.2022
Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix Friday, November 25th 20221. Genesys Andretti United Extreme E 10:07.248 (FP2)2. X44 Vida Carbon Racing 10:08.851 (FP2)3. ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team 10:15.664 (FP2)4. NEOM more >>
Extreme E launches extensive Legacy Programme in Uruguay
25.11.2022
Ahead of the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix in Punta del Este this weekend (26-27 November), Extreme E has embarked on its latest Legacy Programme.The sport for purpose series has taken a three-pronged approach towards its leg more >>
Extreme E Course revealed for Season 2 finale in Uruguay
24.11.2022
Extreme E has revealed its exciting final course ahead of the championship finale in Punta del Este, Uruguay.With each lap just under 3km long, the South American course will put our world class drivers to the test. The teams' drive more >>
Countdown is on to Extreme E Season 2 showdown
23.11.2022
•    Rosberg X Racing head into the final round at the top of the standings with 83 points   •    Still in contention for the championship title are X44 Vida Carbon Racing, ACCIONA | SAIN more >>
Veloce Racing drivers comments ahead of ExtremeE race in Uruguay
23.11.2022
EXTREME E final racePunta del Este, Uruguay26-27 November 2022Molly Taylor, Veloce Racing driver, said: “I can’t wait to get started with Veloce Racing and I’m sure we’re going to have a great weekend here in more >>
Veloce Racing aiming to end Extreme E season on a high in Uruguay
23.11.2022
New line-up ready for Extreme E season finale in Uruguay Extreme E Season 2 draws to a close this weekend (26-27 November) with Veloce Racing’s new-look driver line-up feeling positive ahead of the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix.  more >>
Fraser McConnell completes JBXE line-up for Season 2 finale
23.11.2022
Fraser McConnell will contest the Extreme E Season 2 finale for Jenson Button’s JBXE team, replacing the outgoing Kevin Hansen.McConnell joins JBXE having been Championship Driver at three races this season and off the back of a rich career in mo more >>
Nasser Al-Attiyah looks forward to the finale in front of lots of fans at Punta del Este, Uruguay
22.11.2022
EXTREME E URUGUAYPunta del Este26-27 November 2022Nasser Al-AttiyahABT Cupra XENasser Al-Attiyah arrives at the season finale as a World Champion: The Qatari won the inaugural FIA World more >>
ABT Cupra XE driver Klara Andersson thoughts ahead of Uruguay - Adventure and challenge
22.11.2022
EXTREME E URUGUAYPunta del Este26-27 November 2022Klara AnderssonABT Cupra XE“I’ve never been to Uruguay before, so even the whole journey is an adventure,” says Klara Andersson, more >>
Extreme E in Uruguay - ABT CUPRA XE in the hunt for trophies in holiday paradise
22.11.2022
EXTREME E URUGUAYPunta del Este26-27 November 2022Finale of a season with ups and downs: This weekend, ABT CUPRA XE will start in Punta del Este (Uruguay) for the last race of the second Extreme E season. more >>
Laia Sanz targets strong end to Extreme E Season 2
21.11.2022
  The ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team has proven to be one of the most consistent driver pairings in Extreme E, with the Spanish duo of Carlos Sainz Snr. and Laia Sanz appearing in all four Finals so far this season. Sanz, in particula more >>
Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen sign multi-year extensions at Genesys Andretti United Extreme E
17.11.2022
Genesys Andretti United Extreme E have announced multi-year contract extensions with its drivers Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen. The race-winning pair will continue to drive for Genesys Andretti United XE into Season more >>
Extreme E announces Season 3 calendar
16.11.2022
Extreme E has today announced its calendar for the upcoming 2023 season, with the series heading to new locations for the first time and revisiting some of the championship’s 2022 favourites.The sport for purpose championship takes place in off-road locatio more >>
Emma Gilmour on her Extreme E journey
14.11.2022
Emma Gilmour has competed in both seasons of Extreme E, starting out with Veloce Racing in 2021 before embarking on a full campaign with the debuting NEOM McLaren Extreme E outfit this term. We caught up with the New Zealander on her Extreme E journey so far, thoughts on Season 2 and what victory in the series would mean to her and McLaren Racing. more >>
Extreme E partners with the Organisation for Cetacean Conservation for Uruguay Legacy Programme
11.11.2022
Ahead of the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix in Punta del Este (26-27 November), Extreme E has partnered with the Organisation for Cetacean Conservation (OCC) as part of its Legacy Programme in the region.The OCC is a marine based NGO carrying o more >>

Kategorien

2001-2023 automobilsport.com full copyright