Extreme E

Hedda Hosas answers JBXE call for Sardinia

1 Mins read
Credit: Sam Bloxham/LAT Images

For the second straight round, JBXE has a new female driver announced less than a week before racing. After Molly Taylor ran the season opener in NEOM on a one-race deal, the team turns to Hedda Hosås to team up with Kevin Hansen for the Island X Prix doubleheader.

A Norwegian rallycross racer who doubles as Veloce Racing‘s reserve driver, Hosås was initially a guest Championship Driver for the Desert X Prix in February, serving as an advisor and backup for any team that might need the latter. Sure enough, Veloce turned to her after Christine GZ broke her foot in a qualifying crash. She and Lance Woolridge placed fourth in the Crazy Race and tenth in the classification.

Hosås continued working with Veloce as the team resumed testing in Southern France. With GZ now recovered from her injury but a seat now open at JBXE, Hosås took up the opportunity.

Veloce posted on social media, “We are pleased to be able to support @Heddahosaas and provide JBXE with our reserve and development driver in Sardinia, to encourage her development with us as we strive to push more female participation in our sport!”

The 21-year-old Hosås and Hansen, who is three years older, make up the youngest duo in the Extreme E field by a wide margin at an average age of 22.5. The second closest is Andretti United XE, where Hansen’s older brother Timmy and Catie Munnings combine to average 27 years of age.

Kevin Hansen remarked in an Instagram Story, “Youngest lineup on the grid, let’s get it done @heddahosaas!”

The Island X Prix begins on 6/7 July followed by the second of the doubleheader on 9/10 July.

Follow @tcfoffroad: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Avatar photo
3608 posts

About author
Justin is not an off-road racer, but he writes about it for The Checkered Flag.
Articles
Related posts
Extreme E

ACCIONA | Sainz dominates Desert X Prix Race 2

3 Mins read
After rolling on Saturday, ACCIONA | Sainz took the Sunday Desert X Prix win.
Extreme E

Rosberg X Racing kicks off title defence with Desert X Prix 1 win

2 Mins read
Reigning Extreme E champion Rosberg X Racing kicked off the 2024 season with the Desert X Prix Saturday win, though it did not come easy as they had to hold off McLaren in a wild final lap.
Extreme E

Jimmie Johnson, Legacy Motor Club joining Extreme E

2 Mins read
NASCAR Cup Series team Legacy Motor Club will enter Extreme E in 2024 with Travis Pastrana and Gray Leadbetter for the season opener before owner Jimmie Johnson takes over.