Giulia ETCR project unveiled
Romeo Ferraris has announced the launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR project.
The Italian company has been involved for more than five years in the design and production of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, which has become a race winner in every national and international championship in which it took part, including the TCR International Series and FIA WTCR.
Following the announcement of the new ETCR series, Romeo Ferraris decided to embrace the new philosophy while remaining faithful to the Alfa Romeo brand, and so elected to design and develop the Giulia ETCR. The project will bring the Giulia name back to motor racing, fifty years after the Giulia Ti Super made its racing debut in 1962.
Romeo Ferraris has been successful in motor racing since 1965, and by engaging in the ‘electric era’, it now takes up a new challenge, which marks its first venture into the world of alternative energies, after having reached the highest standards in engineering and performance with thermal engines. For this project, Romeo Ferraris will benefit from the support of Hexathron Racing System as technical consultant.
“After giving the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR the best results that could be achieved by an independently-run programme such as ours, we are taking a brave dive into the new ETCR series concept“, Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager said, “We believe that electric is the obvious choice for the future, not only for auto mobility but also for motor racing. Our engineers are already at work and we are starting this journey later than the big carmakers that have already been engaged in electric racing for some time, with way more resources than a private constructor like us. Regardless of all that, we will do our utmost to keep our reputation high, as we have always done so far.”
Marcello Lotti, president of WSC Group that has launched the ETCR commented: “Very few brands in motorsport history have such great tradition and appeal as Alfa Romeo. We are delighted and proud that Romeo Ferraris has embarked on such an ambitious programme that involves another mythical name like Giulia. The company has proved its expertise and professionalism with the successful Giulietta TCR and I am confident that they will be up to the task in this new demanding undertaking.”