Electrical touring car collection Pure ETCR unveils inaugural calendar
The organisers of the world’s very first all-electrical multi-brand touring motor vehicle championship, Pure ETCR, have released its inaugural calendar.
A 5-spherical program has been announced featuring races in Europe and Asia such as a mix of long-lasting and avenue circuits.
Adhering to in the footsteps of WTCR, the championship will also start June thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with Italy’s Autodromo Vallelunga web hosting the 1st at any time occasion on 18-20 June.
From there, the sequence will head to Belgium’s Zolder circuit on 2-4 July, right before joining forces with the WTCR by showing on the guidance monthly bill at Spain’s Motorland Aragon circuit.
Denmark will host Pure ETCR’s very first street celebration at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, where motorists will do fight on the non permanent Bellahoj Park on 8 August.
It will at the time all over again group up with WTCR at South Korea’s Inje Speedium for its last spherical of the season.
A few models have dedicated to participate in the sequence presently, namely Hyundai, Alfa Romeo and Cupra.
The cars and trucks run by a Williams Highly developed Engineering battery will make 500kW (equivalent to 680bhp) at peak power.
“We are delighted to current the calendar for the inaugural period of the world’s very first all-electric, multi-model touring vehicle championship something that’s been extremely complicated because of to the uncertainty created by the world pandemic, and which has required a lot of overall flexibility, said Xavier Gavory, PURE ETCR Series Director.
“Thanks to the tireless endeavours of our workforce and collaboration from our stakeholders, we are proud to announce this program, which blends classic permanent racetracks, punishing road circuits and throughly modern venues throughout the comprehensive circuit-racing spectrum.
“By competing in countries with established touring vehicle fanbases, as effectively as visiting rising motorsport markets, we’re absolutely sure many new supporters will be launched to PURE ETCR.
“These are the most highly effective touring vehicles at any time made, competing in an revolutionary knock-out circuit-racing format and I’m positive the racing is going to be extremely-close, as we expect in touring cars and trucks.
“We can not wait to get commenced so we can exhibit all people just how thrilling electric powered racers can be.”
The sequence will function a special structure that will draw drivers randomly into ‘Battle Groups’ at the start out of every single event, right before likely head-to-head in a knock-out format in excess of a 10km distance.
Very last weekend, Hyundai’s Velostar N ETCR device finished a demonstration operate at the Daytona 24 Horus with Augusto Farfus at the wheel.
Lovers will be able to watch the situations courtesy of a thorough broadcast bundle furnished by Eurosport.
Pure ETCR 2021 calendar
18-20 June – Vallelunga, Italy
2-4 July – Zolder, Belgium
9-11 July – Motorland Aragon, Spain
6-8 August – Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, Denmark*
15-17 October – Inje Speedium, South Korea
*Pending circuit homologation