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Pure ETCR opens new chapter in electric car racing (part 1)

Promoted by Eurosport Events, the Discovery-owned promoter behind the WTCR – FIA World phaeton Cup and FIM Endurance World Championship, Pure ETCR promises the exhilarating battles and can unlock the incredible potential of high-performance electric vehicles.

Pure ETCR brings together the spirit of on-track competition in its purest sense and therefore the world’s most powerful touring cars to make electrifying on-track battles which will thrill motorsport fans and supply a brand-new platform for the most important automotive manufacturers to showcase their latest electric production cars within the intense environment of the racetrack.

REVOLUTIONARY PHAETON RACE FORMAT

A live draw will split the PURE ETCR field into Battle groups with drivers from an equivalent manufacturer deliberately kept apart for Battle 1. Cars will start side-by-side with the first-drawn driver having the first choice on where to line up.

Winners reach the highest groups of Battle 2 with runners-up squaring-up against one another and therefore the remaining drivers doing an equivalent. All Battle 2 winners reach the Grand Final with runners-up within the B Final and therefore the remaining drivers within the C Final.

An increasing number of points are awarded at every stage except Battle 3; a single-car, all-or-nothing blast over one lap to work out who gets the first choice of starting position in each final. The Grand Final winner is that the event King or Queen and can automatically be the highest points-scorer for the round.

KEY INNOVATIONS AT the guts OF THE SERIES

Uniquely among circuit-racing championships, cars will line-up side-by-side for every Battle, inside an enormous starting stall, which can become one among the centerpieces of the series. When the lights leave, the gate will open and it’s time for full-throttle action. Once released, every driver will have one use of a ‘push-to-pass’ facility, unleashing extra energy and power to offer them an opportunity to overtake the car ahead.

Drivers and teams will steel themselves against Battle within the ‘Hot Zone’ – a connected area where they will watch the action unfold on the track as their team-mates battle for brand honors. Then they head straight to their cars within the starting gates, ensuring an ultra-fast turnover between Battles.

After crossing the finishing line, cars are taken to the Energy Station; the center of an interactive zone within the middle of the paddock, where fans can watch the vehicles re-energizing up-close in a safe and interesting environment.