How to watch the first ever Extreme E event

For US and UK off-road racing fans alike, here's how you can watch the inaugural X-Prix in Saudi Arabia

Jamie Chadwick (GBR)/Stephane Sarrazin (FRA), Veloce Racing

Extreme E kicks off this weekend with the championship’s inaugural event taking place in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia for the first-ever Desert X-Prix. It’s the first chance to witness the field of 18 drivers, including champions from the World Rally Championship, World RX and Formula 1, go head-to-head in Odyssey 21 E-SUVs.

With no spectators allowed at the delicate ecosystems where XE will race, fans will be relying more than ever on the broadcasters and streaming services that will be proving coverage of the event.

With that in mind, here’s how to watch XE in both the US and UK.

US viewers 

In the US, XE is being shown on Fox Sports 1 and 2, and it’s also available to view through Fox’s app. Fox Sports will also air highlights and the 20-part series looking closer at XE Electric Odyssey. The US subscription streaming service MotorTrend will also provide coverage of all the action.

UK viewers 

In the UK there are even more ways to watch. The event will be streamed on BBC iPlayer as well as the BBC Sport website. Highlights of the opening round will be aired on BBC 2.

Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix channels will both broadcast the entirety of the event as well as highlights and magazine programmes. 

ITV, Eurosport and BT Sport 1 will also air the Final on Sunday, with ITV also broadcasting the Electric Odyssey series – the same series that’s airing on Fox in the US. 


Session timings

Qualifying Round 1 – April 2, 11pm PDT/April 3,  7am BST

Qualifying Round 2 – April 3, 4am PDT/April 3, 12pm BST

Semi-finals – April 3, 11pm PDT/April 4, 7am BST

Final – April 4, 3am PDT/April 4, 11am BST

All sessions are also available on Extreme E’s official YouTube channel.

Words by:Anna Duxbury

Photography by:Extreme E