Electrical touring vehicle sequence Pure ETCR unveils inaugural calendar

The organisers of the world’s 1st all-electric powered multi-brand touring car or truck championship, Pure ETCR, have released its inaugural calendar.

a group of people in a car: Pure ETCR unveils inaugural calendar for 2021

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Pure ETCR unveils inaugural calendar for 2021

A five-spherical plan has been announced showcasing races in Europe and Asia such as a blend of permanent and road circuits.

Adhering to in the footsteps of WTCR, the championship will also start off June due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with Italy’s Autodromo Vallelunga hosting the initial at any time occasion on 18-20 June.

From there, the collection will head to Belgium’s Zolder circuit on 2-4 July, before becoming a member of forces with the WTCR by showing on the help bill at Spain’s Motorland Aragon circuit.

Denmark will host Pure ETCR’s initial avenue function at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, where by drivers will do struggle on the momentary Bellahoj Park on 8 August.

It will after again workforce up with WTCR at South Korea’s Inje Speedium for its remaining round of the season.

Three manufacturers have fully commited to take part in the sequence now, namely Hyundai, Alfa Romeo and Cupra.

The vehicles driven by a Williams Superior Engineering battery will deliver 500kW (equal to 680bhp) at peak energy.

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Pure ETCR unveils inaugural calendar for 2021

“We are delighted to current the calendar for the inaugural year of the world’s very first all-electric powered, multi-model touring vehicle championship some thing that’s been particularly challenging due to the uncertainty made by the world wide pandemic, and which has required a ton of versatility, reported Xavier Gavory, PURE ETCR Collection Director.

“Many thanks to the tireless attempts of our crew and collaboration from our stakeholders, we are very pleased to announce this schedule, which blends common long-lasting racetracks, punishing road circuits and throughly modern-day venues across the full circuit-racing spectrum.

“By competing in countries with proven touring car fanbases, as nicely as visiting increasing motorsport marketplaces, we are guaranteed a lot of new enthusiasts will be released to PURE ETCR.

“These are the most strong touring vehicles ever produced, competing in an progressive knock-out circuit-racing format and I am guaranteed the racing is likely to be extremely-close, as we expect in touring autos.

“We can not hold out to get started so we can display absolutely everyone just how thrilling electric powered racers can be.”

The collection will aspect a unique structure that will draw motorists randomly into ‘Battle Groups’ at the start off of each occasion, just before likely head-to-head in a knock-out structure over a 10km distance.

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 observe the occasions courtesy of a in depth broadcast deal offered 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