Inaugural ETCR season finale moved to France

The final round of the inaugural ETCR season has been moved to Europe as a result of ongoing travel restrictions in place thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The season has been due to conclude at the Inje Speedium circuit in Korea in October, but a lack of clarity over whether quarantine requirements would be lifted in time – and the possibility of further restrictions being put in place – led to the decision to cancel the Asian race meeting.

With WTCR having also cancelled the Asian rounds that were scheduled to conclude the campaign, ETCR will now join the series at Pau-Arnos on the weekend of 15-17 October for the final round.

Discussions about a return to Inje next season are ongoing.

“Sadly, during 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world in many ways, one of which has been to create a huge amount of uncertainty around travel, security and logistics, especially on different continents, and for this reason it will not be possible travel to Inje Speedium,” Xavier Gavory, PURE ETCR Series Director, said.

“While it’s extremely regrettable that we cannot make our Asian debut in South Korea, I would like to thank the team at event promoter, Innocean Worldwide, for their tireless efforts to try and make the event viable for us. When we do race in South Korea, it will feel extra-special for the huge amount of work it will have taken. But while one door closes, another opens and we are very pleased to race at a circuit with electromobility at its heart; the Pau-Arnos E-Circuit.

“Not only is the location in a region that is famous for motorsport, but it should also provide fantastic racing for our 500kW ETCR cars and help us to showcase the full mindblowing potential of electric cars.”