- A CLASSIC: The ACCIONA team, second in the standings, gears up for this race, which has taken place in Capo Teulada (Sardinia) from the creation of the championship
- VISIBILITY: The Island X Prix will draw attention to the impact of global warming and the widespread wildfires in the Mediterranean basin
ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team returns to Sardinia this weekend (July 08th-09th) with the aim of getting stronger in its fight for the Extreme E third season title.
The Island X Prix will be held at the Capo Teulada military base and will mark the third consecutive prix on the island, consolidating the Italian destination as one of the classic events of this pioneering motorsport championship that promotes electric mobility, gender equality and climate action.
The championship’s ten teams will use their off-road electric SUVs to take on the island's arid conditions, aggravated by the high temperatures linked to climate change and the major fires that are ravaging the Mediterranean basin.
The ACCIONA team reaches the halfway point of the season in second place with 69 points, just eleven points behind the leading team (Veloce Racing). The duo of Laia Sanz and Mattias Ekström had the best start for the Spanish team in the opening race in Saudi Arabia. They then showed great competitiveness in Scotland, in an X Prix strongly affected by mud and poor visibility.
After Sardinia, the Extreme E teams will cross the Atlantic. The next destination has not yet been revealed, but Chile and its Atacama Desert will host the final race of the 2023 season.
With its participation, ACCIONA consolidates its commitment to electric mobility, demonstrating its reliability and competitiveness in one of the most demanding motorsport competitions on the planet. The company thus reinforces its social commitment to sustainable development, gender equality and the fight against climate change through mass sport events.
As in every race, Extreme E will collaborate with organizations that protect the environment where the competition takes place. On this occasion, it will resume the green and blue carbon projects that it launched together with MEDSEA Foundation in the first and second seasons.
In addition, the drivers will visit a half-hectare area where nectar-rich plants, shrubs and trees are being replanted to create a bee-friendly forest – the first of its kind on the island. The fires that have devastated Sardinia have decimated the population of these insects, which are vital for pollination in the area.
As a novelty for this race, and part of Racing For All, the championship's initiative to build a more diverse motorsport with career opportunities for all, the ACCIONA | SAINZ XE Team will add a new member.
Cherif is a 20-year-old who arrived in Spain five years ago from Senegal to join his father, who had emigrated in search of a more prosperous life. In 2020, he joined QEV Technologies, where he learned to work with carbon fiber, an indispensable material in prototypes and racing vehicles.
At the Island X Prix, Cherif will have his first direct contact with motorsport.
ACCIONA IN ITALY
The Island X Prix will draw attention to the effects of global warming in areas particularly affected by rising temperatures and the resulting risk of wildfires. Water scarcity has also become a major problem on the island.
In an attempt to tackle this scarcity, ACCIONA is developing solutions for the sustainable management of the integrated water cycle. Precisely in Sardinia, the company was awarded three contracts in 2021 to manage a total of 300 wastewater treatment plants, which cover 85% of the island's capacity.
With more than 40 projects carried out in ten regions of the country, ACCIONA currently serves more than two million people in Italy.
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