As a teenager Christine GZ knew she loved motorsport. She had only one problem: she didn’t know what it was. But a chance meeting with an A92 Corolla in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands set her on a cross-continental odyssey that would eventually lead her to Extreme E.
Along the way she taught herself to weld, became a mozzarella dealer, went to mechanic school, dabbled in tow truck ownership, sold everything she owned and jumped aeroplane wings in the Mojave Desert in an unlikely story of energy and perseverance.
GZ sat down with James and Michael at the 2021 Jurassic X Prix to recount her overwhelming journey to establish herself in international motorsport.
When Oli Bennett puts his mind to something, he makes it happen, and the owner of inaugural Extreme E team Xite Energy Racing has his sights set on success.
But the rallycross ace is aiming for victory off track as well as on it. The fitness fanatic with a background in nutrition and a brain for business has brewed Xite Energy in pursuit of not only an edge over the competition but also a new health-conscious direction for energy drinks.
Extreme E is his latest challenge, and James and Michael sat down with Oli at the season-ending 2021 Jurassic X Prix to talk about his feel behind the wheel and his understanding of the word ‘mouthfeel’.
Michael is locked in a mud-covered trailer with James Baldwin from fellow Australian podcast Lakeside Drive with a convenient amount of podcasting equipment when they decide to record their thoughts about the controversial concussion to the 2021 F1 season.
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Rosberg X Racing scrapes home to the inaugural Extreme E championship despite a Jurassic X Prix clean sweep for Team X44. We hear from the victorious Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor and from runners-up Cristina Gutiérrez and Sébastien Loeb, while James and Michael debrief the weekend from the never-ending mud of the Dorset course.
It’s the championship decider between Rosberg X Racing and X44 at the Jurassic X Prix. Timo Scheider and Tamara Molinaro give us their analysis of the Bovington course, Extreme E commentators Jennie Gow and Andrew Coley refuse to pick a favourite for the title, and James and Michael talk about free-living beavers and get stuck in some mud.