PURE ETCR reveal five-event calendar

Organisers of the new PURE ETCR series have revealed details of the calendar for the 2021 season, featuring five race meetings across Europe and Asia.

The season will see the electric series compete on a range of permanent and street circuits and will get underway in the middle of summer, with the decision taken to start later in the year in an attempt to avoid disruption from ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The unique battle format will be seen in action for the first time in Italy, with Vallelunga hosting the first ETCR event in mid-June before the seriues heads to Zolder in Belgium for round two in early July.

Just one week later, the series will head for MotorLand Aragón – which hosted a launch event last year – for a meeting alongside the World Touring Car Cup, before the European leg of the season comes to an end on the streets of Copenhagen, with a race as part of the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix.

After a break to allow equipment to be shipped to Asia, the season will then conclude at the Inje Speedium circuit in South Korea, with a second meeting alongside WTCR.

“We are delighted to present the calendar for the inaugural season of the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship; something that’s been extremely challenging due to the uncertainty created by the global pandemic, and which has needed a lot of flexibility,” Xavier Gavory, PURE ETCR Series Director, said.

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of our team and collaboration from our stakeholders, we are proud to announce this schedule, which blends classic permanent racetracks, punishing street circuits and throughly modern venues across the full circuit-racing spectrum.

“By competing in countries with established touring car fanbases, as well as visiting growing motorsport markets, we’re sure many new fans will be introduced to PURE ETCR. These are the most powerful touring cars ever made, competing in an innovative knock-out circuit-racing format and I’m sure the racing is going to be ultra-close, as we expect in touring cars. We can’t wait to get started so we can show everyone just how thrilling electric racers can be.”

PURE ETCR 2021 calendar

June 18-20 – Vallelunga, Italy
July 2-4 – Zolder, Belgium
July 9-11 – Motorland Aragón, Spain
August 6-8 – Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, Denmark*
October 15-17 – Inje Speedium, South Korea

*Pending circuit homologation