Pressemelding: Bakkerud med ny teamkamerat

Andreas Bakkerud er klar for et nytt løp i Extreme E i teamet til Jenson Button, og får amerikanske Amanda Sorensen som teamkamerat denne gangen. Les mer i denne pressemeldingen på engelsk.

Jenson Button’s JBXE outfit will have a new driver line-up for the Hydro X Prix in Scotland, as Amanda Sorensen returns to the Extreme E championship to partner with Andreas Bakkerud.

Sorensen made her debut last season for Chip Ganassi Racing, competing in all 10 Rounds alongside RJ Anderson and claiming two podium finishes en route to fifth overall in the standings.

One of those top-three results came in Scotland, and the American will be hoping for a similar result when she returns to the Extreme E paddock to team up with Norwegian Bakkerud.

Sorensen’s replaces Dania Akeel at Jenson Button’s outfit at the Hydro X Prix, which marks a home event for JBXE on 13-14 July.

JBXE currently sits seventh in the overall Extreme E standings and will be looking to climb up the leaderboard when the championship returns to racing later this month.

Amanda Sorensen, JBXE driver, said: “It’s great to be back in the championship competing for JBXE at the team’s home race in the UK. I am excited to be back racing in Extreme E, and to join the JBXE team. I had a really strong event the last time we raced in Scotland and it would be fantastic to repeat and get on the podium again.

“The main thing, though, is to put in a strong performance alongside Andreas [Bakkerud] and get the team moving up the standings.”

Jenson Button, JBXE team owner, said: “We are thrilled to have Amanda as part of our driver line-up for the Hydro X Prix in Scotland. Amanda has strong pedigree in the series having already finished on the podium multiple times last season, and we are hoping she can form a strong team with Andreas and score a big haul of points at the Hydro X Prix.

“We are looking forward to racing again and believe we will be competitive in Scotland.”