CUPRA XE confirms Klara Andersson and Nasser Al-Attiyah for Extreme E Season
ABT CUPRA XE have confirmed that Klara Andersson will be continuing
alongside five-time Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah for the team in Extreme
E Season 3.
The young Swede secures her spot after two impressive performances at the
end of last season whilst deputising for Jutta Kleinschmidt. A podium finish
on debut at the penultimate round in Chile, and the teams maiden victory
at the season finale in Uruguay, saw Andersson and ABT CUPRA XE finish the
year as they mean to go on.
Having completed its second season, which culminated in sixth-place in the
championship standings, the ABT CUPRA XE team is focused on achieving more
podiums in its third Extreme E campaign in 2023.
Klara Andersson, ABT CUPRA XE, said: I am super excited to join ABT
CUPRA XE for the full Extreme E season in 2023.
It is an amazing team - I have done two races already for ABT CUPRA
XE stepping in for Jutta, and those went very well. I am extremely excited
to join full-time and race alongside Nasser again. Hes an amazing driver
and person overall, and so I am really happy to continue the momentum that
we got last year in Chile and Uruguay.?
We want to fight for the Extreme E title. Thats what every team
wants and we will do our best to perform as well as we can."
Nasser Al-Attiyah, ABT CUPRA XE, said: "We are ready for the 2023 season
and I am really happy that Klara is joining me behind the wheel at ABT CUPRA
"I am very excited and really looking forward to fighting for the championship
this year. We have updated the livery - which looks amazing - and we are ready
to drive, get out there on track and take some wins for the team."
The Swedish-Qatari duo will be looking to make an impact, and a new livery
for their ODYSSEY 21 will certainly be turning heads. A multi-layered and
chameleonic body colour, combining a deep purple and neon yellow, will take
to the Extreme E grid for Season 3.
This season, the teams car features an updated livery to match the UrbanRebel,
the ABT CUPRA GEN3 Formula E car and the CUPRA e-Racer. This is testament
to how Extreme E is enhancing CUPRAs electrification research while
promoting electrification, sustainability, environmental awareness, and gender
The Tavascan XE hints at CUPRAs design for the future series production
CUPRA Tavascan, the brands second 100% electric model, which will hit
European and overseas markets in 2024.
Xavi Serra, Head of CUPRA Racing, said: Our second season saw us make
serious progress in terms of understanding how we work best as a team. We
ended the season with a run of strong results, and were keen to build
on that. Our goals are clear: We are here to fight for the titles. Adding
Klara to the team provides race win experience, and I cant wait to see
both her and Nasser out competing once more.
Now in his second season for ABT CUPRA XE, five-time Dakar winner Al-Attiyah
continues alongside World RX rising star Andersson.
Al-Attiyah has seen great success during his time in motorsport, becoming
the 2006 Production World Rally Champion, WRC-2 Champion in 2014 and 2015,
a 16-time Middle East Rally Champion, five times winner of the FIA World Cup
for Cross-County Rallies, and winner of the Dakar in 2011, 2015, 2019, 2022
and this years 2023 edition.
Getting behind the wheel at the Antofagasta Minerals Copper X Prix marked
a long-awaited series debut for the Swedish protégé, having
made her first appearance at the Season 1 Rookie Test with ACCIONA | SAINZ
As well as competing in Extreme E last year, Andersson enjoyed a strong 2022
season. The 22-year-old currently competes in World RX as the first permanent
female competitor in WRX history with Construction Equipment Dealer Team.
Andersson recorded her best WRX result to date by finishing third in Portugal
becoming the first-ever female driver to step on the podium in the
The Tavascan XE complete with new livery will be showcased with Andersson
behind the wheel during the Race of Champions this weekend (28-29 January)
in Pite Havsbad, Sweden.
To learn more about Extreme E, visit - www.Extreme-E.com