Extreme E will hold a rookie test for the first time in Sardinia. This was announced by Alejandro Agag, co-founder of Extreme E. The aim is to close a talent gap and also to focus on female drivers.

The test will take place on October 25 in Sardinia, one day after the Iceland X-Prix. This was a late addition to the calendar for the season opener, coming after the cancelation of the races in Brazil and Argentina.

Jutta Kleinschmidt will lead a workshop on the side, which will focus on a motorsport career. Alejandro Agag is very enthusiastic about the tests.

“It aims to offer drivers interested in competing in Extreme E the opportunity to not only get behind the wheel but immerse themselves in our unique series.

“The idea came about from various conversations with our teams that identified a gap in talent – particularly female drivers – so we wanted to organize this testing day to give more racers the opportunity to throw their hat into the ring and get behind the wheel of our all-electric ODYSSEY 21.

“I’m looking forward to seeing which drivers the teams select, and the wealth of driving talent out there that just need that chance to show off their skills.”

Kleinschmidt also seems convinced of the project.

“I’m super happy that so many female drivers have the chance to race in Extreme E. The series is the only motorsport event where men and women are mixed 50/50. Through the series, and now the rookie invitational, we have the chance to discover even more female talents.

“It is a huge chance for all drivers dreaming of competing in Extreme E that want to prove their skills and talent. I’m very excited and looking forward to seeing a lot of applications.

“It is an honor to be part of the test program and have the chance to share my knowledge from my years of experience.”

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