Romeo Ferraris takes second place among manufacturers in the PURE ETCR
The first season of the PURE ETCR ended and with it also the first electric adventure of Romeo Ferraris as a manufacturer went to the archive. The Pau round, the fifth in the calendar after Vallelunga, Motorland, Copenhagen and Hungaroring, saw the Opera-based constructor conquer two podium finishes in the DHL Super Final thanks to Luca Filippi's second place and Rodrigo Baptista's third place. These points proved crucial in the manufacturers’ competition, where Romeo Ferraris took second place with 579 points, ahead of Hyundai Motorsport.
The French weekend also brought three wins out of four in the Round 2 Battles, with Filippi, Oliver Webb and Philipp Eng dominating the heats on Saturday. The Austrian, an unfortunate protagonist of a contact at the start of the DHL Super Final B that called him out of contention, was the author of the best performance of the team in qualifying, finishing second in the Time Trial by only 91 thousandths.
Luca Filippi, with 58 points, closes in fourth place in the King of The Weekend standings, while the best Romeo Ferraris driver remained Rodrigo Baptista, fifth with 248 points.
Michela Cerruti, Team Principal Romeo Ferraris
“So ends a season that was very intense for us, from every point of view for us. On the track, because of the great uncertainties and many efforts we got through before starting with many unknowns in the first round of Vallelunga, and then go through the first podium of the season in Spain, the first victory and the first one-two in Denmark, the overall podium in Hungary and the very tight French season-closer. It was just as intense off the track, for the great work we did at home, the enormous corporate efforts needed to be present and competitive in the PURE ETCR, and obviously for the passing of my dad Aldo, which inevitably was a blow, but also a stimulus in the second part of the season.
It is to him above all that I want to dedicate the second place obtained in the constructors' standings, because we obtained it by beating a giant like Hyundai Motorsport and battling with Cupra. My thanks go to all the guys who at home and on the track have worked hard, day and night, to allow us to get here, and to a partner like M1RA, reliable and solid. We could not have achieved these results without our drivers. We signed a small record by bringing six of them to the track because of various vicissitudes, but I want to thank them all for being part of our family, starting with Luca, Rodrigo, Philipp and Oliver but also Stefano and Gigi who brought our cars to the track. In conclusion, I want to congratulate Cupra and Mattias Ekstrom for winning the first title in the history of electric Touring car racing”.