Sunreef partners Rosberg Xtreme Racing
Luxury catamaran builder backs Nico Rosberg’s RXR team in new Extreme E racing series.
Sunreef Yachts has become a partner of the Rosberg Xtreme Racing team, which will compete in the inaugural season of the Extreme E off-road racing series. Starting in 2021, Extreme E will consist of five races between electric SUVs in remote areas of Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Greenland, Brazil and Argentina, with the circuit designed to draw attention to climate change and environmental damage.
Nico Rosberg, the team’s Principal, said: “We are thrilled to unveil Rosberg Xtreme Racing as the latest addition to Extreme E. The series represents an amazing opportunity to not only drive awareness but also inspire action in the fight against climate change – the single biggest threat to our planet today.”
Since retiring from Formula 1 after winning the 2016 World Championship, Rosberg has become a sustainability entrepreneur, shareholder in Formula E and, since earlier this year, Brand Ambassador for Sunreef’s new Eco line of luxury catamarans. His collaboration with the Polish builder to promote solar-electric yachts now extends to electric rally cars.
Francis Lapp, Sunreef’s founder and President, said: “We are more than excited about this partnership as it takes our sustainability action to a new dimension. I believe the Sunreef Yachts Eco philosophy can cross oceans and continents. Being a partner of Rosberg Xtreme Racing gives us a unique chance to focus the world’s attention on pressing environmental issues.”
In late April, Sunreef announced its new Eco line of motor and sail catamarans, which feature a proprietary solar power system, electric propulsion, cutting-edge batteries and environmentally sustainable build materials to offer a fully sustainable cruising experience.
Meanwhile, the RXR team will support environmental awareness through various off-track activities. One of the first projects that the team will support in its opening season is an initiative by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which works with rural communities in Senegal to monitor available water resources and the status of vegetation.
Poland's Sunreef has appointed 2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg as a Brand Ambassador for its Eco range of luxury catamarans.