Sardinia becomes doubleheader in Extreme E reshuffle

Mooted Scotland/Senegal round is binned to make way for a Sardinia double amid date changes

Molly Taylor (AUS)/Johan Kristoffersson (SWE), Rosberg X Racing

Extreme E has revised its calendar for season two with a mooted third event in Senegal or Scotland now being replaced by a second round in Sardinia.

The decision to scratch a fifth location from the schedule comes with the series keen to retain a five-event calendar, but logistical considerations – Extreme E being the only international motorsport series to exclusively utilize sea freight – mean it would be difficult to accommodate another stop with Sardinia’s date now moving to July.

Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky (SWE)/Kevin Hansen (SWE), JBXE Extreme-E Team

The initial date for the Island X-Prix, set for May 7-8, will now be replaced with a Wednesday-Thursday event on July 6-7, followed by a second round on the July 9-10 weekend.

The reason for the change is related to the ongoing war in Ukraine, according to Extreme E. Capo Teulada in South-West Sardinia, which houses the Extreme E track, is a military base and is being utilized for training exercises on the original calendar date.

“Of course it’s a shame to postpone our event, but we are a global series that operates in full cooperation with our hosts and these circumstances are outside of any of our control,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO and founder of Extreme E.


“We are working closely with our Sardinian hosts, along with our teams and our partners, on alternative plans and appreciate everyone’s flexibility as of course we are facing serious matters which must take priority and which put our situation into humble perspective.”

Following the week-long stay in Sardinia, the series will progress to Antofagasta in Chile, which has been pushed back by two weeks to September 24-25. The final round of the season in Punta del Este, Uruguay retains its November 26-27 date.

Scotland, which has been touted as a potential race location since the early days of the series, is still understood to be under consideration for future events, as is Senegal which hosted the second-ever Extreme E race, the Ocean X-Prix, in May 2021.