Sara Price states she is honoured to be competing in the inaugural Desert X Prix this weekend break in Saudi Arabia, with the Segi TELEVISION Chip Ganassi Racing chauffeur having the honour of being the initial chauffeur to run the AlUla training course throughout Friday’s shakedown.
Price, running together with other American Kyle LeDuc at Chip Ganassi Racing this period, states it was ‘pretty incredible’ to have all eyes on her as she required to the training course on Friday, and also she is happy to have actually been provided the possibility to contend in the first-ever Extreme E Championship occasion.
“I’m so honoured to be here – in the world of off-road racing, you have no idea how big this is,” stated Price. “It’s rather amazing to have the entire of our sector seeing us, and also when someone informed me today that I was making background as the initial chauffeur to require to the training course, it’s simply insane therefore trendy.
“It’s already been such a journey and an adventure. I’m very grateful and glad to be a part of something that means so much.”
Price states she has actually been fortunate in her profession up until now to obtain chances to drive ‘incredible machines’, although she has actually frequently entered into those trips with really little screening because of moneying deficiencies. However, she feels it has actually aided her adjust to the all-electric ODYSSEY 21 swiftly.
“I’ve been very lucky in my career to get a lot of opportunities to hop into some incredible machines, but I never had a money tree in my backyard so could never afford to do much testing,” she stated.
“I believe that’s made me great at adjusting swiftly to various cars, which is specifically what we’re doing right here in Extreme E – it’s everything about having very little time, entering and also figuring it out as quickly as you can.
“I think my off-road background is definitely a positive, but it’s going to be a challenge for everyone.”