"JBXE has been a long time coming and I'm both delighted and proud to announce its formation and entry into the inaugural Extreme E Championship,” said Jenson Button, Founder of JBXE.
“I caught the off-road bug a few years back which led to me entering my own team in a few races including the Mint 400 and even the Baja 1000 and I absolutely loved it! It was around the same time I first heard about the plans for Extreme E which I've followed with great interest. In Extreme E they've created a product that will offer first class racing and entertainment to the fans, but also serves to highlight the impact of climate change.
“On track I’m delighted to say there are some world class opponents to go wheel-to-wheel with and Extreme E is a world-first which sees true equality with male and female drivers both as teammates and as opponents out on track.
“On that note I still have the exciting task of appointing and announcing my co-driver which will take place in the coming weeks and then all focus will turn to the opening race in Saudi Arabia."
The opening face-off in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to take place on 3rd-4th April 3-4 2021, with rounds in Senegal, Greenland, Brazil and Argentina coming over the following eight months.