Romeo Ferraris is preparing Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR project
The Italian team/manufacturer Romeo Ferraris announced that it will participate next year in the inaugural season of the brand-new electric touring car racing series (ETCR) with Alfa Romeo Giulia.
The manufacturer based at Opera near Milan has been involved for more than five years in the production of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, which has been a race winner in many national and international championships, from the USA to Australia, Europe, Middle East, China and Japan. The highlights were victories of customer teams GE Force and Team Mulsanne in the TCR International Series and the FIA WTCR.
Following the announcement of the new ETCR series, Romeo Ferraris has decided to stay faithful to the Alfa Romeo brand and to bring Giulia name back to motor racing more than fifty years after the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Super, also known as “Giulia Quadrifoglio”, made its racing debut in 1962. The current Giulia is a good base model, featuring the Quadrifoglio version with over 600 hp as a perfect car for a conversion to electric power for racing.
Romeo Ferraris is preparing Giulia ETCR without official support from the carmaker, firmly believing in the principles of fair competition in racing and relying entirely on its own staff, trained and developed in-house over the years. Romeo Ferraris has been successful in motor racing since 1965.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager, said: “We are delighted to announce the start of a new venture for our company. Touring car racing is a fascinating world and it’s no coincidence that we have been successfully present in this area for the last 20 years. After giving the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR the highest results on the international scene that could be achieved by an independently-run programme as ours, we have decided to take a brave big dive into the new ETCR series concept.
A lot of things still need to be outlined, of course, and that is absolutely normal when you start from a white sheet of paper, but we believe that electric is the obvious choice for the future, not only for automotive but also for motor racing. Our engineers are already at work, we are starting this journey later than the big carmakers that have already been engaged in electric racing for some time, with way larger resources than a private constructor like us. Regardless of all that, we will do our utmost to keep our reputation high, as we have always done so far.”
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