RJ Anderson and Amanda Sorensen complete new look No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV line-up for Extreme E Season 3

RJ Anderson and Amanda Sorensen complete new look No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV line-up for Extreme E Season 3

08.03.2023: No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV have announced an all-new American driver line-up, with RJ Anderson and Amanda Sorensen completing the team's pairing for Extreme E Season 3. No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV took their first victory last term en route to fourth in the Sea



No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV have announced an all-new American driver line-up, with RJ Anderson and Amanda Sorensen completing the team's pairing for Extreme E Season 3.




No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV took their first victory last term en route to fourth in the Season 2 standings with Kyle LeDuc and Sara Price behind the wheel, albeit Anderson made his series debut replacing the former at the season finale in Punta del Este, Uruguay.



Now Anderson, 30, returns to Chip Ganassi Racing in a full-time capacity. He is a two-time Baja 1000 Champion with more than 150 career podiums under his belt as an off-road racer.



Anderson stepped in at short notice and hit the ground running at last season’s Energy X Prix, where he helped the team remain in championship contention all the way up to the final day of competition.



RJ Anderson, No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV, said: “I got a small taste of Extreme E last season, and I can’t wait to be back behind the wheel of the GMC HUMMER EV for 2023.



“I’m thrilled to head to Saudi Arabia with Amanda and the entire Chip Ganassi Racing team as we get to work and launch a successful season.”



Sorensen, 20, will launch her rookie Extreme E campaign with Chip Ganassi Racing when the team kicks off Season 3 in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, on 11-12 March.



A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sorensen brings heaps of off-road, drifting and go-karting experience to the electric series. In 2019, she served as the youngest driver competing in the Formula DRIFT series at 16 years old. Sorensen seized the Lucas Oil UTV Championship that same year with two wins and five podiums as the youngest competitor across the field.



Amanda Sorensen, No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV, said: “I am honoured to join the Chip Ganassi Racing family and represent GMC on a global stage. The opportunity to compete alongside world-class drivers in such an innovative and sustainable series is truly exciting.



“I am beyond thrilled to be working with Chip Ganassi Racing and GMC as we push the limits of EV technology while navigating challenging and unique environments.”



Each driver will bring their own proven track record to the Chip Ganassi Racing team that finished fourth in the championship last season with 63 points. The duo will look to score significant points to open the season next month.



David Berkenfield, Team Manager at No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV, said:
“Our whole team is very excited to get the third season of Extreme E underway. We made some great strides in 2022 finishing fourth in the championship, but we still have some serious work to do.



“I’m looking forward to Amanda and RJ behind the wheel of the GMC HUMMER EV and getting to work.”



 
 


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