Podcast: Did XE opener do justice to the causes it’s championing?

The SPIN, The Rally Pod team dissects the Desert X-Prix in Saudi Arabia

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

The dust has just about settled on the Extreme E’s first ever round in Saudi Arabia – so did the inaugural weekend live up to expectations?

DirtFish followed the event intently, both on the ground in AlUla and back at base, so we brought those on duty together to review the opener for another special podcast.

Chief among the complaints over the weekend was the lack of racing, and the panel consider what could have been done differently to improve the action.

The series has also had two particular causes – environmental awareness and gender equality – at the center of its messaging since its launch, but did it do justice to those last weekend?

Photos:Extreme E Media