At the occasion of the Vallelunga tests organized by WSC for the ETCR cars that will take part in the maiden season of the PURE ETCR series promoted by Eurosport, Michela Cerruti has made her debut at the wheel of the Giulia ETCR of Romeo Ferraris. Before being the Operations Manager of the Opera-based constructor, Michela has been a tester and a driver of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris since 2016, and has now taken the opportunity to drive the new Giulia ETCR for the first time.
Michela, supported by the technical staff of Romeo Ferraris, Williams Advanced Engineering and Magelec, on top of Enel X and Goodyear, has familiarized with the car on Friday morning, when she also could benefit from the valuable advice of Stefano Coletti, the first driver hired for the 2021 season of the PURE ETCR, of Technical Director Mario Ferraris, who was the first to drive the car last month, and Luca Filippi, who plays the role of tester in this innovative project.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“At last, my time to drive the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris has come! After the Giulietta TCR, this is the second car prototype that we have developed in-house to contest an international series and I feel very proud of the work we have done. I am a little bit jealous that Mario, Stefano and Luca have had the possibility to test before me, but the impressions are difficult to describe. I used a quiet moment during the tests to go and wear my overalls again and take the track for a few laps. It’s crazy to see how the power and the speed of this car are different from what I experienced in my previous outings in an electric car, in the first-generation of Formula E. I am very surprised by the incredible progress made in the electric motorsport sector, and I am even more convinced that the path we have undertaken is the right one”.