One month after the fitting of the battery and the first test with the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris, the constructor based in Opera has completed the stress test of 5 May and the collective test of 6 May at Vallelunga, held ahead of the start of the PURE ETCR, which will kick-off on the Italian track on the weekend of 20 June.
For the first time, the innovative format of the racing weekend has been successfully tested in front of Eurosport Events, WSC Group and the staff of Williams Engineering, Megalec, Enel X and Goodyear. Stefano Coletti and Oliver Webb were alternating at the wheel of the car, on the various configurations of the Vallelunga track.
The British driver has a solid background in Endurance and GT, after having shone in single-seater formula series such as Formula 3, Formula Renault 3.5 and Indy Lights. Webb, who already had experience with electric cars, having raced the Jaguar E-Pace in Berlin 2020 and tested the Formula E, has had the opportunity to evaluate the potential of an ETCR car, the new reality in electric motorsport.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“Given the very tight timing, the entire ETCR operation has become for us a very stressful test! More seriously, the activity at Vallelunga has been very positive. We have tested the new weekend format that I find very interesting and attractive. We had the possibility to test on different track configuration and with different battery voltages, allowing Stefano to continue the development work with the car. I was happy to benefit from Oliver’s cooperation during these days, he proved his great experience in motorsport and his approach was optimal. After having announced Coletti and Luca Filippi, we are optimizing our resources for the other two drivers”.
“I’m very grateful to Michela Cerruti and Mario Ferraris for giving me the opportunity to test the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris. Undoubtedly, it is an extremely innovative car and format. I didn’t have experience with a touring car, and it was great fun. I could test the car with different outputs, 300, 450 and 500 KW, both on the long and short track. I felt immediately at ease with the team and the staff and that has made adjusting quite easy, in a context and a track that were new to me”.