JAS Motorsport in first design phase of ETCR car

Official Honda motorsport partner JAS Motorsport has confirmed that they are in the first phase of constructing an electric touring car to the new ETCR regulations.

“I can confirm that JAS Motorsport has been involved from the outset in a program that targets electric TCR. We are currently in the first design phase, but unfortunately I cannot say more,” said Alessandro Mariani, CEO of JAS Motorsport, to wtcblog.hu.

While JAS Motorsport has started a first design phase, Honda will currently not commit to a ETCR programme.

“We have no plans at this stage to enter ETCR,” said Honda Europe motorsport manager William de Braekeleer to e-racing365.com.

Hyundai and Cupra are the so far only manufacturers to have started development of ETCR cars ahead of 2020.