X44 Vida Carbon Racing and ABT CUPRA XE secure their spots in the Final
X44 Vida Carbon Racing secured the win in Semi-Final 2 to confirm their spot in the Antofagasta Minerals Copper X Prix Final, with ABT CUPRA XE coming in second to deny No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing a chance of fighting for a podium.
As the lights turned green No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing were quickest off the line, but it was Cristina Gutiérrez who got ahead in the first few corners for X44 Vida Carbon Racing.
Extreme E debutant Klara Andersson proved herself a quick learner in the ABT CUPRA XE car as she stuck with Sara Price throughout the first lap.
The Swede soon completed an exceptional overtake, charging down the inside of No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing’s Price to take second place.
Sébastien Loeb took over for X44 Vida Carbon Racing with a five second lead over ABT CUPRA XE’s Nasser Al-Attiyah, which the Frenchman nursed home to take the win and a spot in the Final.
Kyle LeDuc was flat out for his two laps as he chased down Al-Attiyah from third, closing the gap to just one second as he tried to keep his team’s championship title hopes alive.
Al-Attiyah kept a level head and kept the No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing in his mirrors as the Qatari crossed the line in second, securing a spot in the Final for ABT CUPRA XE.
X44 Vida Carbon Racing 9:02.840
ABT CUPRA XE +3.519
No.99 GMC HUMMER EV Chip Ganassi Racing +6.314