Romeo Ferraris retains Luca Filippi for new ETCR campaign
Romeo Ferraris has confirmed that it has re-signed Luca Filippi for a second season at the wheel of its Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR.
Filippi raced with the team in PURE ETCR last season, scoring a podium finish on the streets of Copenhagen en-route to seventh in the championship standings, and will now line up alongside Maxime Martin in the first year for ETCR as a full FIA series.
Prior to his ETCR programme, Filippi also raced the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR built by Romeo Ferraris in selected round of the World Touring Car Cup.
“I am really excited to remain linked to Romeo Ferraris to renew the challenge in the FIA ETCR championship, after the positive experience of last year in an innovative and fascinating world,” he said.
“We were immediately able to show the potential of the Giulia ETCR project, and for the 2022 season we are aiming for even more important results. We will fight against very competitive opponents, but in addition to an excellent technical basis.
“I know I can count on a working group with which I felt at ease right from the start. It will be a pleasure to continue together with Michela Cerruti, Mario Ferraris and the rest of the team.”
Team principal Michela Cerruti said she was pleased to keep Filippi as part of the programme.
“Luca has become part of the family in our team, thanks to his talent and experience, which need no introduction, but above all for the human relationship that has been created in almost two years of collaboration,” she said.
“I am very happy to have him again in our squad of drivers for the FIA ETCR, with a clear common goal: to put to good use what we have learned in the past season and to fight at the top in every round in this fast-growing championship.”