Michelisz ‘can’t wait’ for FIA ETCR debut

Touring car superstar Norbert Michelisz ‘can’t wait’ to make his FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup debut when the new season for the all-electric racing series begins on the streets of Pau next month. The 2019 WTCR – FIA Touring Car World Cup title winner was one of five drivers announced earlier this week […]

CUPRA first brand to confirm FIA ETCR entry for 2022 and names EKS as new team partner

CUPRA Racing has formed a brand-new partnership with the ultra-successful EKS team, owned by Mattias Ekström, while also becoming the first brand to confirm its plans for the inaugural FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup this year. Ekström and CUPRA claimed last year’s all-electric touring car crown under its previous guise as PURE ETCR […]

TOSFED President targets Turkish TOGG car in FIA ETCR

A Turkish brand would be a great addition to the FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup in the future, according to the country’s top motorsport official Eren Üçlertoprağı, President of Turkey’s Motorsport Federation, TOSFED, said during the launch of the inaugural Race TR in Istanbul this week that he hopes to see the nation represented […]

Alan Gow re-appointed President of FIA Touring Car Commission

Motorsport’s global governing body, the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA), has re-appointed Alan Gow as President of the FIA Touring Car Commission. The Australian has occupied the role since late 2010 and oversees FIA-sanctioned touring car competitions both internationally and regionally. This includes the new FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup and fellow Discovery Sports […]

Season review – Augusto Farfus

Augusto Farfus arrived in PURE ETCR – the series that this year evolves into the FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup – as one of the sure-fire title favourites. It’s the least you’d have expected from a man who had been the chief development driver on Hyundai Motorsport N’s Veloster N ETCR for more […]

Istanbul promoter targets Turkish talent to star in FIA ETCR

The promoter of Istanbul’s all-new street race has targeted having a Turkish driver in the series in the near future to compete in the country’s largest city. The Street Circuit of Beyoglu, Istanbul, was this month named as the venue for Race TR, the second round of the FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup […]

Season review: Rodrigo Baptista

Nobody truly reflected ‘zero to hero’ better than Romeo Ferraris-M1RA’s Rodrigo Baptista during the 2021 PURE ETCR season. In spite of a class podium at the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours, the fact that the Brazilian had spent most of racing career in his homeland and North America meant he arrived at the Vallelunga season-opener […]

Season review – Mattias Ekström

Could the 2021 PURE ETCR season have gone any better for Mattias Ekström and CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport? Possibly not; the Swede inching into the lead of the standings after only the second event and then topping the table for the rest of the year win the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series. But […]

Season review – Philipp Eng

While it was certainly no shock to see Romeo Ferraris-M1RA score a one-two finish during the PURE ETCR season, surely nobody could have expected that it would be led by a debutant! But that’s exactly what happened on the streets of Copenhagen as Philipp Eng announced his arrival into the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring […]

Season review – Dániel Nagy

Announced less than a week before the start of the season and without any track time before the Vallelunga opener, PURE ETCR 2021 looked set to be one of the biggest challenges of Dániel Nagy’s career before it had even started. But the Hungarian, who turned 23 during the year, is nothing if not resilient, […]