Video: Extreme E kicks off with violent Cupra rollover

Video: Extreme E kicks off with violent Cupra rollover
Video: Extreme E kicks off with violent Cupra rollover

Claudia Hurtgen was the victim of a violent accident in the first race of the season for electric SUVs

The debut of the Extreme E championship, the new competition for all-terrain electric cars, was marked by the violent accident of German driver Claudia Hurtgen.

The German who is part of the Cupra team and whose teammate is the Swedish Mattias Ekström, the Swedish Mattias Ekström, captured several times in a fast zone in the first qualifying of the debut event, Desert X Prix, which is taking place in Saudi Arabia .

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Claudia Hurtgen, who severely damaged the Odyssey 21, ended up leaving the E-SUV by her own feet without major problems.

This was not the only accident in the opening race of Extreme E, a championship that aims to alert to the importance of protecting the environment, and which is disputed by electric SUVs, with tests in areas with fragile ecosystems, since the Frenchman Stéphane Sarrazin, from Veloce team, also overturned in the first qualifying.

At the front of the competition is the team of former F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, made up of the duo Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor, who were the fastest at the opening of the race.

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