Each X Prix Race Weekend will include two days of all-action, short, sharp wheel-to-wheel racing, world-class drivers and teams, and the cutting-edge ODYSSEY 21 electric SUV, with its five stunning, formidable environments, all firmly in focus.

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    RACE WEEKEND FORMAT

    Two days of competition – Saturday and Sunday.

    Each team takes part in two time trials on Saturday, in Qualifying Round 1 and Qualifying Round 2.

    The Shoot Out, two Semi-Finals and the Final are on Sunday.

    Each race/time trial is two laps – one lap driven by the female and one lap driven by the male.

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    SATURDAY RACE FORMAT

    Two sessions held on Saturday:
    Qualifying Round 1 
    Qualifying Round 2 

    X Prix Qualifying consists of two rounds of time trials, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The team starting order is decided by a lottery draw. All time trials feature two laps with the incorporated driver ‘Switch’ feature.

    Saturday qualifying points (to calculate Sunday starting positions):
    1st: 12 points
    2nd: 11 points
    3rd: 10 point
    4th: 9 points
    5th: 8 points
    6th: 7 points 
    7th: 6 points
    8th: 5 points
    9th: 4 points

    The top three point scorers after Saturday’s time trials qualify for Semi-Final 1. The fourth, fifth and sixth place qualifiers will progress to Semi-Final 2 while the bottom three teams will compete in the Shoot Out. 

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    SUNDAY RACE FORMAT

    Four races held on Sunday: The Shoot Out, Semi-Final 1, Semi-Final 2 and the Final.

    Three cars will battle it out in each race. 

    First and second place teams from Semi-Final 1 and Semi-Final 2 will progress to the Final.

    Starting position for Final will be decided by fans through the GridPlay voting system.

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    POINTS SYSTEM

    After the Final, points for the Drivers and Teams Championship will be awarded: 
    1st: 25 points
    2nd: 19 points
    3rd: 18 points
    4th: 15 points
    5th: 12 points
    6th: 10 points
    7th: 8 points
    8th: 6 points
    9th: 4 points

    If a team is disqualified from a Semi-Final or Final they will receive no points for that race.

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    LEVEL PLAYING FORMAT

    Teams will field one male and one female driver, promoting gender equality and a level playing field amongst competitors.

    Each driver will complete one lap behind the wheel, with a changeover – the ‘Switch’  incorporated into the race format. The teams will determine which driver goes first to best suit their strategy and driver order selections are made confidentially, with competitors kept in the dark as to other teams’ choices until the cars reach the start-line. Contests between males and females will therefore be ensured. A ‘Hyperdrive’ boost will also be available to each driver on each lap of the race. Activated when the driver presses a button on their steering wheel, they will enjoy an increase in power for a fixed amount of time. 

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    NATURAL CHALLENGES

    X Prix circuits will also incorporate natural challenges that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats, and drivers and teams will be pushed right to the limits of their abilities; with hazards to navigate and defeat such as extreme gradients, jumps, banks, berms, pits, dunes and water splashes.