Extreme E: CGR heads to Chile for Copper X Prix

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Posted on 09/22/2022


Extreme E: CGR heads to Chile for Copper X Prix

Chip Ganassi Racing Heads to Extreme E’s Copper X Prix Seeking 2nd Victory

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Extreme E team heads to Antofagasta, Chile for the fourth round of the Extreme E season from September 24 – 25. The No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV team of Sara Price and Kyle LeDuc sit second in the championship standings following their victory in Sardinia, Italy back in July.

Vital points will be on offer during the Copper X Prix as the Chip Ganassi Racing team, Acciona | Sainz XE, and X44 are all within a point of each other going into the weekend. 



Known as the driest place on earth, Antofagasta will provide a variety of on-track challenges because of its extreme ecosystem. The race will take place near the Centinela Mine, one of the largest copper mines in the world, which lends itself to elevation changes, jumps, step downs and areas of rocky terrain. 

Track conditions will offer a stark contrast from the team’s most recent races in Sardinia, Italy, where CGR picked up their first victory of the season. While the island of Sardinia has a more oceanic ecosystem, it has not rained in the Atacama Desert of Chile since rainfall tracking began many decades ago. 

This race shines light on Chile as one of the world’s largest copper producers in the world. Electric vehicles use more than double the copper of an internal combustion engine automobile, and the metal is also used heavily in EV infrastructure. Chile is also home to Antofagasta Minerals, a company paving the way within sustainable mining by making changes to their production systems, increasing their use of renewable energy sources, and reducing their emissions. 



Vote here for Price and LeDuc to hand-pick their starting spot in the final race through GRIDPLAY. Fans can vote up to twice a day starting on September 21. 

 

Sara Price - No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV
"This round of the series is going to be really challenging and that’s the way we like it. We faced some hurdles previously in Italy, learned a lot about how we can work together and came away with our first Extreme E win! There’s nothing we can’t do in this GMC HUMMER EV.”

 

Kyle LeDuc - No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV
"The dry climate and rural environment is going to make this a truly unique test. We’re sitting second overall in the standings and always want more. I’m looking forward to racing with Sara again and chasing that top step!”