Romeo Ferraris concluded its 2022 season in the FIA ETCR at the Sachsenring
Romeo Ferraris has completed the 2022 season of the FIA ETCR, the second edition of the championship for electric touring cars. The weekend on the Sachsenring track ended with Maxime Martin second at the finish line in the DHL Super Final of the "Fast" pool, which earned him the last 30 points to secure fourth overall in the championship, with 421 points, and first among the non-Cupra drivers.
With 61 units, the Belgian was the driver to collect the most haul this weekend at the wheel of the Giulia ETCR, traveling in crescendo after setting the fourth time in qualifying. After finishing third in the Quarter Final 2, Martin redeemed himself by winning the Semi Final 2, only to touch the success in the final heat in which he started from third place.
In the same group, in 1: 27.979, Giovanni Venturini had scored the best qualifying time among the Romeo Ferraris drivers. After two third places, in the Quarter Finals 1 and in the Semi Final 2, the driver from Vicenza finished fourth in the DHL Super Final together with Martin.
In terms of competitiveness, Luca Filippi had his best weekend of the championship, finishing third in the final of the "Furious" pool in front of his teammate Bruno Spengler. The Piedmontese driver had to retire in Semi-Final 1, due to an off-track while he was trying to overtake to take the lead of the race. Vanada’s Bruno Spengler instead harvested 39 points, returning to action after the accident in the previous Vallelunga round.
Romeo Ferraris ends the FIA ETCR 2022 with a total of 732 points among Constructors, thanks in particular to the triumph achieved by Martin in the Zolder rounds.
Michela Cerruti, Team Principal Romeo Ferraris
"This last weekend of the season was not the easiest for us, but as always we tried to obtain the maximum, on a track that was challenging for overtaking. Unfortunately, we were unable to regain second place in Constructors' classification, by only 12 points, due to the numerous accidents that saw us innocent protagonists in the DHL Super Final, the heats that award the most points. However, we confirmed the competitiveness of our Giulia ETCR project by fighting wheel to wheel against opponents of two automotive giants. in 2021 and once again this year, we were able to obtain one overall victory. I want to thank our drivers Maxime, Bruno, Giovanni and Luca, as well as all the Romeo Ferraris staff at work on the track and in the Opera headquarters, for the enormous commitment to this challenge, even in the most demanding moments. In addition, I also want to congratulate Adrien Tambay and Cupra for their title".