ACM announces appeal decision on NEOM Island X Prix I

JULY 07: race start during the Sardinia on July 07, 2022. (Photo by Sam Bagnall / LAT Images)
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Extreme E’s Sporting Governing Body, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), has announced the decision of the stewards following ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team’s right to review after NEOM Island X Prix I. The decision sees a change in penalties, Championship points and therefore, final standing classifications in both NEOM Island X Prix I and overall Championships.

In the
NEOM Island X Prix I Final that took place on 7 July 2022 in Sardinia, the race was red flagged following an accident for ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team after Rosberg X Racing’s (RXR) Johan Kristoffersson and Carlos Sainz Snr. Collided.

As the course narrowed following the initial start, Sainz Snr. And Kristoffersson made contact, causing Sainz Snr. To roll over. This brought about the red flag at the end of the first lap and ultimately, a 30-second penalty for RXR.

The ACM have determined that RXR will now be classified fifth in the NEOM Island X Prix I Final. This decision was made in order to ensure consistency with precedent ruling on similar cases.

The new race and points standings for the NEOM Island X Prix I are as follows:

  • RXR classified fifth in the NEOM Island X Prix I Final
  • ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team move up to fourth
  • RXR awarded 10 Championship points (previously 15)
  • ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team awarded 12 Championship points (previously 10)
  • JBXE moves up to third and awarded 15 Championship points (previously 12)


The full, final classification and penalty details can be viewed at:

NEOM Island X Prix I Race Results

1. No.99 GMC Hummer EV Chip Ganassi Racing



4. ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team

5. Rosberg X Racing

For the updated overall Championship Standings, please click here

Extreme E’s final two X Prix of Season 2 will see the Championship race in South America for the first time. The series heads to Antofagasta, Chile, for the Copper X Prix on September 24-25, before the season finale in Punte del Este, Uruguay, for the Energy X Prix on November 26-27 to round off 2022.