Extreme E, the all electric SUV racing series which launches in March 2021 announced on Monday that former Champ Car, Formula One and Formula E race director Scot Elkins has been named race director.
Speaking following the announcement Elkins said:
I’m really excited to be joining Extreme E. It is a completely new championship with an interesting and admirable mission, so I’m delighted to be part of the team. From my time in Formula E, I understand the workings of an electric motorsport championship, but Extreme E is a very different proposition. We will be racing in some remote locations and I’m really looking forward to joining this adventure and bringing competitive racing to fans all over the world.
“I’m particularly intrigued by the racing format, and I can’t wait to see the cars on-track. The stipulation to field one male and one female driver is fantastic, and I’m honoured to be associated with a championship striving for gender equality and a level playing field for all.”
Former A1 Grand Prix Management team member Guy Nicholls who has more than 30 of experience in motorsport has been named Sporting Manager and speaking following his appointment he said:
The opportunity to join another new racing series ahead of its first season was a challenge too exciting to turn down, but it is clear that this is no ordinary series as it is breaking down barriers in respect of its remote race locations and the sustainability and scientific legacy projects that form part of its overall mission.”
Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented saying:
As a brand new series, it is important we have the right people in the right roles, and those across sporting are essential for exciting, safe and fair racing, so I’m delighted to welcome Scot and Guy to the series.
“There aren’t many people that have the range of motorsport experience that these two do, and I’m confident they will ensure we get the best out of the on-track action.”