Greenland, 27th August: Rosberg X Racing have touched down in Greenland ahead of this weekend's Arctic X Prix. The championship leaders are excited to compete in this unique location in what is set to be the most unpredictable race weekend yet.
Following two wins in the first two races of the inaugural season of Extreme E, the RXR team arrives in Kangerlussuaq motivated to continue the incredible start to the series in round three.
Rosberg X Racing have also announced positive news off the track with the arrival of new partner Vulcan Energy. The Zero Carbon Lithium™ developer’s branding will be a welcome addition to the ODYSSEY 21 this weekend. The new partnership is built on a common goal to be a climate positive team, with RXR having recently been certified as carbon neutral by Berlin-based startup, Planetly.
RXR enter this weekend’s action with a 14-point lead over close competitors, team X44. The Greenland course stands to be one of the biggest tests yet for all teams in conjunction with a new racing format being debuted this weekend. The Russell Glacier will provide a thought-provoking backdrop for the Arctic X Prix; the area was specifically chosen to highlight how the climate crisis has impacted this region with the course across an area of land which was previously occupied by the glacier.
RXR's commitment to raise awareness for climate change is showcased in the latest installment of the team’s #DrivenByPurpose campaign. For this edition, the focus is on uniting four diverse perspectives on the current challenges impacting the arctic region. Explorer Sebastian Copeland, rising climate activist Sascha Blidorf, scientist Prof. Alun Hubbard and Inuit Elder Ole Jørgen Hammeken will all lend their voices and experience for this cause.
Speaking ahead of the Arctic X Prix, Rosberg X Racing Founder and CEO Nico Rosberg said: “The RXR team come into the weekend with incredible positive momentum. We have undertaken a huge amount of preparation and will look to turn this work into positive results. We are also passionate about highlighting the race surroundings through our Driven By Purpose campaign which will demonstrate the impact climate change is having across the arctic region.”
Rosberg X Racing driver Johan Kristoffersson commented: “It's great to be back with the RXR team here in Greenland. We have built an enormous amount of confidence from the results in the first two races and will look to be competitive again this weekend. The terrain presents a new and different challenge for us as a team, and I am excited to get to grips with the course ahead of qualifying.”
Molly Taylor, Rosberg X Racing driver said: “I am pleased to be back with the team and racing this weekend in such a unique location as Kangerlussuaq. The team has established a remarkable camaraderie and positive energy from the first two races, and we will look to back up our performances for another successful result this weekend.”