Marcello Lotti says 14 cars and a new manufacturer set for 2023 FIA ETCR
The FIA ETCR will have a 14-car entry and a new manufacturer in 2023, according to Marcello Lotti, the president of the WSC Group.
The series, which had its inception season in 2021 and received FIA status for 2022, has had a total of six cars from Cupra, Hyundai and Romeo Ferraris in each season so far.
“I can confirm that next year there will be one new manufacturer,” Lotti told TouringCarTimes. “These will be two new cars, apart from the ones we have currently involved.”
No details are as of yet revealed regarding the new manufacturer, but Lotti has confirmed that talks are ongoing for customer team to join the series from 2023.
“We are also talking to some customer teams to run this season’s cars, with the support from the manufacturers,” added the Italian. “So, the current teams would have six new cars, and the current cars would be raced by customer teams.”
“With the current manufacturers, the customer teams and a new manufacturer, we will have 14 cars in the ETCR for 2023,” explained Lotti.
Cupra EKS team principal Xavi Serra underlined the importance of a growing ETCR grid to TouringCarTimes: “Having more cars would be good for the series and add to the show, and we are ready to support customer teams.”