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Extreme E and Airshelta – bringing their unique paddock to races

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Paddocks in Desert XPrix, 3-4 April 2021 (Credits: Extreme E)

In the inaugural race of Extreme E, is showed that facilities are not readily available in remote places unlike in other championships. Luckily, the series has partnered with Airshelta to take care of all the necessities, specifically paddocks. 

Having supplied specialised inflatable shelters to a wide variety of global events and motorsport teams, Airshelta is bringing its own innovation to the unique series.

It provided a full, modular working village consisted of team garages, storage units, canteen structures, the media centre, medical centres and the Command Centre which serves as a part of the backbone during racing.

Inflatable shelters comes with numerous benefits with the easiest thing would be a reduction in weight as well as easy and speedy assembly, which makes it an innovative and sustainable product.

Here’s how it works: the sealed beam construction are made from a continuous tube of PVC material that are inflated from either 110v or 240v inflation blower in few minutes.

This enables the inflation valve to automatically closes, therefore allowing the sealed beam to remain inflated without the constant need for air refill.

Once inflated the beam gives the shelters the robustness to withstand the weather conditions that will be encountered during the race. Keep in mind that these are nothing permanent, and this is why all Airsheltas construction are securely equipped using heavy duty metal stakes or water filled bunds specifically designed with race locations.

This time the Airsheltas have been loaded onto St. Helena preparing for its next XPrix in Senegal, which takes place from 29-30 May.

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