At the finale of the Extreme E season, a replacement was made in the ABT Cupra including McLaren, Ferrari and Renault, will make its debut in the electric off-road series.
The season finale of Extreme E takes place next weekend in Chile.
The 32-year-old French racer will be the partner of Swede Clara Andersson, and for him this will not only be his first experience driving such cars; Tambe has never driven on unpaved roads.
From 2012 to 2015 He has completed 48 races in the DTM touring car series driving an ABT Audi and last year he won the FIA ETCR Electric Championship title in a Cupra Leon e-Racer.
“It is a great honor for me to be at the start of the race in Chile as part of ABT,” said Tambe. “I’m really preparing for my debut in Extreme E as it’s my first time trying off-road racing, so I still have a lot to learn, which only makes an already difficult task even more difficult. But I will do everything I can to justify the trust placed in me.
Clara and the whole team provide me with excellent support in preparing for the race. My goal is to adapt quickly and avoid mistakes as much as possible. I like the format of the series, where there is intense competition right on the track, and I know this from ice racing. But now I can’t wait to experience the world of Extreme E.”
Going into the final stages of the season, ABT Cupra sits sixth in the team standings among ten off-road series competitors, just 12 points behind Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team, which currently completes the top five.
Source: F1 News
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