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 Crazy Race, 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.

    Times recorded across the morning session will equate to classification points meaning first place receives 9, second place 8, third place 7 points and so on. The same then happens in the afternoon with classification points awarded on the same scale.

    The combined total of these classification points provides the intermediate standings.

    From the Qualifying rounds teams in first, fifth and sixth place will progress to Semi-Final 1, with second, third and fourth spots advancing to Semi-Final 2 and teams finishing in seventh, eight and ninth will go through to the Crazy Race.

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    SUNDAY RACE FORMAT

    Four races held on Sunday: The Crazy Race, 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, plus the Crazy Race winner will progress to the Final.

    Starting position for Final will be decided by fans through the GridPlay voting systemalthough the fifth team making the Final from the Crazy Race is not eligible for GridPlay.

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    SUPER SECTOR

    The ‘Super Sector’ was launched for the Ocean X Prix in Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal. It is a part of the course where the fastest driver in that section over the weekend will earn five points for their team. This ensures that whatever position the teams find themselves in there is always an incentive to push to the limit as points are up for grabs.

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    POINTS SYSTEM

    It is important to note, the classification points from Qualifying do not contribute to overall Championship points – these are awarded at the end of Qualifying as follows:

    1st - 12 points
    2nd - 11 points
    3rd - 10 points 
    4th - 9 points
    5th - 8 points
    6th - 7 points 
    7th - 6 points
    8th - 5 points
    9th - 4 points 

    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
    Semi-Final 1 3rd - 10 points 

    Semi-Final 2 3rd - 8 points

    Crazy Race 1st - 6 points

    Crazy Race 2nd- 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.