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Extreme E confirms disused coal mine as venue for Hydro X Prix

Tobias Bluhm

Tobias Bluhm

On May 13 and 14, 2023, Extreme E plans to hold its first race weekend in Scotland. The series will set up camp in a former coal mine near the village of Sanquhar for the "Hydro X Prix," which will highlight the importance of hydropower as an energy source. Extreme E confirmed the news on Thursday.

The small town is located in the county of Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland. Curious: As a venue, the Extreme E selected a former coal mine! The Glenmuckloch site is to be converted into a hydroelectric power station and wind farm in a few years as part of a construction project. With its venue, Extreme E wants to highlight the role hydropower can play in the future of renewable energy.

"This venue will provide us with one of the most dramatic and extreme race tracks we have seen in our global journey," promises series director Alejandro Agag. "We'll be there to tell the story of the transition and the course change the energy industry must make if we are to succeed in the fight against climate change." As usual, Extreme E is not expected to publish the exact course layout for the Hydro X Prix until a few days before the race.

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