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Romeo Ferraris enters Luca Filippi for inaugural ETCR season

Luca Filippi will race one of the Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCRs of Romeo Ferraris in the inaugural PURE ETCR season.

“I have accepted with enthusiasm the opportunity to join Romeo Ferraris to compete in the PURE ETCR, a very innovative project in all respects,” said Filippi.

“From a professional point of view, as a driver, it is very nice to share my experience in electric and Touring racing with a constructor. I felt completely at ease working last year with Michela Cerruti, Mario Ferraris and the entire Romeo Ferraris staff. I am sure that we will continue on that trend, and we are ready to take up a bigger and even more exciting challenge”.

The 35-year-old drove selected WTCR races for the team last year as a guest driver and raced in the 2018 Formula E season for NIO, finishing 21st overall.

“We are very happy to have in our line-up for the PURE ETCR 2021 programme a driver with great experience and who is already familiar with electric cars,” said Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris operations manager.

“This too has been a decisive factor in our choice, together with the good relationship established last year in the FIA WTCR. Luca has already given us useful indications on the Giulia ETCR that we will use in the weeks, ahead of the first round at Vallelunga, where we will debut with two high-profile drivers.”