Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday that they have signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with GMC that will see the team compete in the inaugural season of the Extreme E all electric SUV racing series which gets underway from April 3-4 in Saudi Arabia incorporating the look of the new GMC Hummer EV into their Odyssey 21 SUV.

Speaking about the news, Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S Vice President of Performance and motorsport commented saying:

I can’t think of a better fit than showcasing the look of GMC’s HUMMER EV in Extreme E with Chip Ganassi Racing“Both GMC HUMMER EV and the Extreme E series are designed to be revolutionary – to challenge perceptions of electric vehicles and to showcase their true capability.”

CGR team owner Chip Ganassi commented saying:

It’s truly an honor to represent GMC, especially during such an exciting time in auto racing“The new GMC HUMMER EV is going to be a game changer in terms of how the world views off-road EV capability, and we couldn’t be more proud to represent GMC in such an innovative new series.”

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Speaking following the announcement, Founder and CEO of Extreme E Alejandro Agag commented saying:

“We feel very proud to welcome GMC and its iconic GMC HUMMER EV to the Extreme E family, as it joins forces with our Chip Ganassi Racing team. “Not only will Extreme E be a thrilling motorsport, it will also showcase the performance and benefits of electric vehicles.”

Season 1 Calendar 

Desert X Prix: AlUla, Saudi Arabia: April 3-4, 2021
Ocean X Prix: Lac Rose, Senegal: May 29-30, 2021
Arctic X Prix: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland: Aug. 28-29, 2021
Amazon X Prix: Para, Brazil: Oct. 23-24, 2021
Glacier X Prix: Patagonia, Argentina: Dec. 11-12, 2021

 

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