Chip Ganassi Racing became the first Extreme E team to complete their driver lineup ahead of the inaugural season in 2021 with the news on Tuesday that six time Pro-4 short course off road champion and Prolite world champion Kyle LeDuc to race alongside Sara Price who joined the team last month.
In 2016, LeDuc qualified first and finished 5th in the Baja 1000 and speaking about his drive with Chip Ganassi Racing the 38 year old said:
I am beyond excited to announce that I will be driving in the Extreme E series for Chip Ganassi Racing. Not only do I get to drive these fully electric 4-wheel drive cars around the world, but I get to do it for the man himself, the biggest team in motorsports, Chip Ganassi Racing.
“I was born and raised around racing with my family and to see the desire and determination in Chip and the entire team to be successful and win in this newly developed form of motorsports has given me the drive to bring victories to this program. The 2021 Extreme E series is going to be groundbreaking and we are going in with the goal of victory!
“I’m looking forward to working with my teammate, Sara Price. Some of the unprecedented features of this new series will be splitting these races 50/50 and racing worldwide in climate-affected areas. This is a huge opportunity for all involved and we cannot wait to get this thing started!”
Founder and CEO of Extreme E Alejandro Agag commented saying:
Congratulations to all at Chip Ganassi Racing for completing their driver line-up and a big welcome to the Extreme E family Kyle.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing both Sara and Kyle race, they’re both super successful in their motorsport endeavours and have already achieved so much. I’m sure they’ll be bringing this determination and skill to the Extreme E paddock.”
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Managing Director Mike Hull commented on the announcement saying:
We are really excited about Kyle joining our team and being a teammate to Sara in Extreme E. Kyle is a really quality off-road all-terrain driver. Presently, Kyle has 101 victories in off-road racing. He is a true champion, a race winner, and understands how to drive in all terrains. He will have a positive effect, not only behind the wheel but also with our team with his experience. We are looking forward to him joining Chip Ganassi Racing!”
The 2021 Extreme E championship is set to get underway in Senegal from January 22-24 2021.