Romeo Ferraris ready to start at Pau its 2022 season of the FIA ETCR
Romeo Ferraris is ready to begin the 2022 season of the FIA ETCR, the second edition of the championship for fully electric touring cars. On the weekend of 6-8 May the famous Pau urban track hosts the season-opener, which will see the manufacturer based in Opera, near Milan, at the start with the Giulia ETCR and a quartet of high-caliber drivers: Luca Filippi has been joined by Maxime Martin , Bruno Spengler and Giovanni Venturini, who will bring their talent and the experience gained in many high-level competitive contexts.
In 2021, Romeo Ferraris finished second in the standings, with the victory in the Copenhagen round as the highlight of its campaign, showing its competence against opponents that were important automotive groups. In addition to being extremely competitive, the Giulia ETCR is an example of a sustainable racing car: not only for its electric propulsion but also for the use of innovative materials such as hemp fiber introduced for some components of the bodywork and the interior fittings of the car.
During the race events, the pairs of drivers who will take turns driving the two cars between one session and the next will be respectively the all-Italian Filippi-Venturini and the Martin-Spengler ones. The weekend format is among the numerous peculiar features of the FIA ETCR, with heats over short distances in which the cars can express their maximum power (up to 500 kW, equal to 670 horsepower) without imposing on the drivers the need to manage the autonomy of the batteries.
In Pau the activity starts on Friday with two free practice sessions, at 15:20 and 19:40, while on Saturday the action will begin with Qualifying at 8:00 and 10:55, followed in the afternoon by the Quarterfinals at 4:40 pm. On Sunday the protagonists of the FIA ETCR will battle in the Semifinals at 8:00 and 10:25, to establish the starting grid of the Super Final which as from 14:15 will determine the winner, called "King of the Weekend". From this year, the individual phases of the event acquire greater importance by assigning a greater number of points, making the challenge even more exciting.
Michela Cerruti, Team Principal Romeo Ferraris
"We are impatient to get on track in Pau and to start the 2022 season of the FIA ETCR. The championship is already growing for this second edition, but we too have grown as a team, continuing the work of developing and fine-tuning the Giulia ETCR and involving three top-level drivers such as Maxime, Bruno and Giovanni, who joined Luca, already part of our project. Last year we were able to demonstrate our skills by winning the Copenhagen round and finishing in second place in the overall standings, overcoming all expectations. Now we no longer want to surprise, but to confirm ourselves at the highest level with the idea of regularly fighting for success and collecting as many points as possible at every opportunity".