Last season’s round at the Sachsenring for Romeo Ferraris in the FIA ETCR Championship
Romeo Ferraris is preparing to complete the 2022 edition of the FIA ETCR, the championship for electric touring cars that this year was held for the first time under the aegis of the Automobile International Federation (FIA). The scene of the final challenge will be the Sachsenring, in Germany, where will take place on the weekend of 23-25 September, two months after the previous Vallelunga round.
The twisty track in Saxony, 3671 meters long and characterized by numerous elevation changes, is best known for being the site of the German MotoGP Grand Prix. The Sachsenring was chosen by the organizer Discovery Sport Events to remedy the problems created by the global situation, which made it impossible to travel to South Korea and Turkey, thus forcing a review of the calendar.
After an unfortunate stage in front of his audience, the Opera-based constructor aims to end on a high a season marked by the success of Maxime Martin in the round of Zolder. The Belgian is currently the best standard bearer of the team in the overall standings, occupying the fourth position with 360 points, and on paper he still has chances to win the title.
Bruno Spengler, on the other hand, is sixth with 267 points, ready to get back behind the wheel after the injury he suffered in the Vallelunga accident, which required the Canadian to undergo back surgery. Giovanni Venturini and Luca Filippi, the two Italian drivers in the line-up, will be hunting for a result that allows them to fully display the potential shown up until now, and to help Romeo Ferraris regain second place in the constructors' ranking.
The track activity will kick off with free practice on Friday, with the usual subdivision of competitors into the "Fast" and "Furious" pools, which this time, however, will only have 35 minutes available. Qualifying on Saturday morning will award the first points to be grabbed, followed by the Quarter Finals, while the Semi Finals and DHL Super Finals will be held on Sunday to determine who will be the last "King of the Weekend" of the year.
Michela Cerruti, Team Principal Romeo Ferraris
"We are about to face the last challenge of the season, in which we want to end with a great result to leave behind us the bad luck we had in Vallelunga. During the summer break we were able to work hard to restore the damaged cars and to refine our technical package, while Bruno was able to recover from his injury. The Sachsenring will be an unprecedented challenge for us on a technical and sporting level, moreover on a circuit that promises to be challenging for the FIA ETCR cars. Friday free practice will also be shorter than usual: a good preparation on site will prove to be even more important in order to be immediately competitive".