Romeo Ferraris fully determined ahead of the FIA ETCR round in Budapest
Romeo Ferraris is ready to face the next round of the FIA ETCR in Budapest, from 10 to 12 June. The stage on the Hungarian circuit should have been the third in the 2022 calendar of the championship for electric touring cars, but has become the second after the postponement to November of the Istanbul round.
The Opera-based constructor will get to the Hungaroring as a strong second in the overall standings, the same position reached at the end of the 2021 season. The Romeo Ferraris drivers, Luca Filippi, Maxime Martin, Bruno Spengler and Giovanni Venturini, have helped the team to reach a total of 117 points in the inaugural round at Pau, thanks in particular to the successes of the Canadian and the Belgian in their respective Quarter Finals 2, and to the one of Venturini in the Semi Final 2 of the "Furious" pool.
In France, however, the Italian team was unable to fully capitalize on the potential of its Giulia ETCR, due to the accidents that Venturini and Filippi ran into because of contacts from overly aggressive opponents. Sharing the same car, the impact against Filippi's barriers in the DHL Super Final of the "Fast" pool did not allow country-fellow Venturini to compete in the final of the "Furious" pool because of the severe damage suffered by the car.
Upon returning to the headquarters, however, the Romeo Ferraris staff did a great job to repair and reassemble the car, avoiding the risk of an absence for the race in Turkey. The forced break that was created by the cancellation allowed the team to have more time available to prepare for the next round, which should have taken place 20-22 May.
Michela Cerruti, Team Principal Romeo Ferraris
"We are ready to return to action in the FIA ETCR after a longer than expected wait, given the postponement of the trip to Istanbul. This makes us even more determined to fully demonstrate the potential we have, both technically and as drivers, after the accidents that compromised our weekend in Pau. The extent of the damage suffered by the Giulia ETCR shared by Luca and Giovanni had initially questioned our presence in Turkey, but the mechanics were formidable in rebuilding the car in a few days: the Istanbul race was postponed, but we would still have been able to run it regularly. For this I must heartily congratulate all our staff. The extended break allowed us to have more time to prepare and optimize the car. Now we want to collect results that live up to our expectations, obviously with the hope that the opponents will maintain higher driving standards".