Rafael Nadal, the 22-time Grand Slam tennis champion, has grow to be a brand new crew proprietor on the earth’s first all-electric race boat championship, organisers stated on Tuesday.
Nadal will enter his personal crew for the inaugural season of the UIM E1 World Championship, which is ready to start later this 12 months.
The collection is the brainchild of Alejandro Agag, founding father of the electrical Method E and Excessive E motor racing and off-road collection.
Nadal follows a rising checklist of sports activities stars to personal a crew within the championship, together with Crimson Bull’s Method One driver Sergio Perez.
“I’m really excited to be getting involved with a project like E1 that values sustainability and will make a positive impact on society as a whole, especially in coastal communities,” Nadal stated in an announcement.
“I also like the fact that E1 has a clear mission and is committed to preserving marine ecosystems. As a professional athlete, I recognise how making marginal gains has a positive impact on performance.”
Nadal might be trying to defend his Australian Open title this month when the season-opening main begins on January 16.