By SEMA Editors
The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Extreme E have signed an agreement setting out a framework to create the first-ever hydrogen off-road racing world championship named Extreme H.
The series will become classified as an FIA championship beginning in 2025 and an FIA world championship in 2026, based on unspecified details of the agreement.
Extreme H will join the company of just seven other official FIA World Championships, which include the FIA Formula One World Championship, FIA World Rally Championship, FIA World Rallycross Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, FIA Karting World Championship, FIA World Rally-Raid Championship and ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
In addition, the pathway outlines that Extreme E, currently classified as an FIA international series, would be recognized as an FIA championship in 2024. Extreme E is the international off-road racing series that uses spec silhouette electric SUVs to race in remote parts of the world, and has been pivotal in the launch of Extreme H.
In related news, the Extreme H prototype is expected to launch later this year, ahead of the first season in 2025.
For more information, visit Extreme-E.com.
King Engine Bearings Adds Stacey Stone as Technical Sales Specialist
King Engine Bearings, the global manufacturer of high-quality engine bearings, has announced the addition of Stacey Stone as a technical sales specialist.
He will handle sales support, customer training and business development.
With more than two decades of involvement in the automotive aftermarket, including nearly 20 years of experience in piston technical sales, Stone brings experience in the powertrain industry with a focus on engine parts.
"We are thrilled to welcome Stacey Stone as a key member of our sales team," said Limor Karpatkin, vice president of sales at King Engine Bearings. "Stacey's extensive background in internal engine parts aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering innovative and reliable solutions to our customers."
Stone will provide support to customers, deliver training programs and foster strategic business partnerships.
For more information, visit kingbearings.com.
For additional racing news, visit performanceracing.com/industry-news.