The Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris confirmed themselves among the front-runners of the PURE ETCR. After a positive debut at Vallelunga round, the Spanish round held at Motorland Aragón represented a great question mark for the electric sedans built at Opera, but they demonstrated their high performance potential with a second and third place in the DHL Super Final of Sunday, as well as the third final place of Rodrigo Baptista, who gave the first podium to Romeo Ferraris in its electric adventure.
Only bad luck prevented Luca Filippi, who had been the best Romeo Ferraris representative in Vallelunga, from being able to fight for the final success. The Piedmont-born, author of the second-best time in Round 3 Pool B, or the Time Trial that establishes the starting grid, was not even able to line up due to an electrical problem that emerged on his car. Having managed to rejoin the race after three laps, the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris number 25 posted the fastest lap in the race.
Third place in the DHL Super Final Pool B for Oliver Webb, who also took home the third place in Round 1 Battle 2, in addition to the victory in Round 2 Battle 3. The victory bid Stefano Coletti in DHL Super Final Pool A ended in the gravel trap after he recovered from fifth position on the grid to momentarily seize the leadership of the race. However, the best time obtained in the first free practice session that opened the weekend remained to his credit.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“We are continuing to reap great satisfaction from the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris. We arrived at Motorland not knowing what to expect because our rivals had already been able to carry out tests on that track during the winter. But the drivers immediately managed to find the limit of a car evidently capable of adapting to very different situations, as demonstrated by the performances at Vallelunga and Motorland. I am very happy for Rodrigo, because he gave us great joy by conquering the first podium in our electric adventure, but also because he came to us with great humility and worked with dedication, improving constantly, and is now our best driver in the championship, fourth with 106 points. On the other hand, I am heartbroken because of the problem Luca had which prevented him from being able to be present on the grid and fight for top positions as Stefano and Oliver could do. Not having been able to count on the points of both cars in the heats of the Super Final prevented us from being able to go for second place in the constructors’ standings. Unfortunately, sometimes motorsport is cruel, but we are confident for the next appointment in Denmark, in the wonderful setting of a street circuit in Copenhagen”.