Romeo Ferraris confident ETCR ‘has a future’

Romeo Ferraris General Manager Michela Cerruti says she feels ‘there is a future’ for the ETCR eTouring Car World Cup despite Discovery Sports Events announcing that it would not promote the series in 2023.

Romeo Ferraris had been the only Independent outfit to develop a car for ETCR, with the Alfa Romeo Giulia going up against factory-backed entries from both Hyundai and Cupra.

Despite running to a smaller budget, the Italian squad secured a round win in both 2021 and 2022 – with Phillip Eng and Maxime Martin – and would take a best championship finish of fourth with Martin last year.

ETCR had been the focus of Romeo Ferraris’ racing activities across the past two years, with the team confident that there was a future for the series despite Discovery’s announcement.

“As Romeo Ferraris, we are sorry to hear the news and we would like to thank Discovery for the commitment and efforts they put in the series,” Cerruti told TouringCarTimes.

“We were among the first ones to believe in ETCR and its concept, and therefore we are sure there is a future for it – it is just a matter of time.

“From our side, our main business concerns the road cars department and this is the company field that we are focusing on at the moment.”