The Hyundai team is one of the manufacturers to watch in the new category of electric passenger cars, PURE ETCR. The brand has prepared in a great way for the debut, and a few months ago it revealed the impressive technology of the vehicles that will be on the tracks.
The Asians will vibrate a great fight from their powerful Veloster N ETCR against other favorites like Cupra and the also mind-blowing Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris.
Augusto Farfus and Jean-Karl Vernay, who have been doing development test work all winter, will have Tom Chilton and John Filippi as new teammates.
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The competition will have its premiere date in Vallelunga on June 18. The first two tests are scheduled for Saturday in the 1.75km version that will determine the order of the second. On Sunday there is a single time trial, to get the best position at the beginning of the final, in which they will run the 3.2km of the Campagnano track.
The race format includes many mini battery challenges, with a draw on Friday to divide participants into two groups, which will compete for the top. At the end of the event, the winner will be the competitor who has obtained the most points in all the mentioned events.
An innovative tournament
Hyundai drivers count the hours to get into the vehicle and vibrate on the track. “It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of this new championship. I am a huge fan of the concept and the technology behind the cars. I can’t wait, we have spent a lot of time preparing, more than a year since I drove the Veloster N ETCR for the first time and now is the time to organize the show and see the result ,” said Augusto Farfus.
“It will be a huge learning curve for everyone – the teams, the championship and even the drivers, but I look forward to and am very grateful to Hyundai Motorsport for the support and confidence in representing them in this new racing series,” he added.
For his part, Jean-Karl Vernay said: “I am looking forward to the first round of PURE ETCR, it is very exciting. It will be interesting to see the new race format in action and compare ourselves with other brands in these fiery battles.”
“After the endurance test in May, we have some idea how the weekend will work out, but now the championship is really starting and everyone is very excited. We have done a lot of testing during the winter, so I can’t wait to see how it goes “, explained.
Hyundai’s director of marketing and public relations, Stefan Henrich, also expressed his satisfaction with the good preparation with which the workforce arrives. “We are very excited to take the next step with electric racing at PURE ETCR. After almost two years of preparation and development, the whole team is looking forward to seeing the result of our hard work.”
“There is still a lot to learn for all of us, including the nuances of the format, but we are confident that we have created a competitive package that will allow our drivers to compete for success in every round,” he concluded.
The pilots and teams of the PURE ETCR received this week the great news that the races will be able to count on spectators, but it will not be at the opening but for the next appointment to be held in Spain on July 10 and 11.
Written by I Jhonattan González