Team TECHEETAH has announced that it will compete in the forthcoming Extreme E championship, representing Asia in the ground-breaking electric off-road racing series that sees male and female drivers competing in teams against one another.
The team is managed by Chinese sports management and marketing company SECA, who own the world beating DS TECHEETAH Formula E team and will be led by Edmund Chu (President) and Mark Preston (Team Principal).
“We are motivated by the challenge that Extreme E poses and are excited by the car, the race locations, and the race format,” commented Chu. “At TECHEETAH we are passionate about getting the most out of emerging technologies to boost racing performance and look forward to bringing this energy to Extreme E. We love the focus on green issues and the opportunity to engage a young audience in a series that mixes racing, care for the environment and travel and adventure.”
With the team based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the goal is not only to be successful in representing Asia in this most innovative of championships but with a commitment to develop Asian drivers.
“TECHEETAH has achieved unrivalled success in recent seasons in Formula E so it is fantastic to be able to welcome them into our Extreme E family,” commented Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E. “Extreme E offers an entirely unique proposition in motor racing, with cutting-edge E-SUVs racing head-to-head across five of the most remote locations on the planet with a brand-new engineering challenge for teams and drivers to overcome.
“The sporting offering is turning heads, and the race for the inaugural title is already shaping up nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing rivalries reignited and fresh ones formed in a ground-breaking arena.”
With the series racing across five very different but formidable environments in Mountain, Glacier, Amazon Rainforest, Desert and Coastal, Team TECHEETAH and the other entrants will be able to customise areas of bodywork of their purpose built ODYSSEY 21 E-SUVs to meet the challenge.