The Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris has completed its battery-integration process and is now fitted with the full ETCR technical kit.
The Giulia ETCR, which is built by Romeo Ferraris at their headquarters at Opera near Milan, will compete in the inaugural season of PURE ETCR this year with former IndyCar racer Stefano Coletti confirmed as its first driver last week.
Due to the current travel issues affecting Europe, the battery-integration process was completed in Italy with staff from Williams Advanced Engineering and Magelec Propulsion joining the Romeo Ferraris team to begin the process late last week.
“The successful integration of the battery on the Giulia ETCR completed a long process of designing the car,” said Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager Michela Cerruti.
“It hasn’t been easy as we have faced numerous logistical obstacles, but our crews have performed a perfect job.
“For a private manufacturer like us, this is a gigantic step and I feel proud of the work and dedication of our staff.”
The Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris will run for the first time at Vallelunga this week in an official test organised by ETCR concept creator WSC. Coletti will drive.
“The most challenging part starts now,” Cerruti added. “We will have to fight against larger companies who have had fewer time constraints.
“But as we’ve shown in the past, we are aware that we have the competence and the resources to race at a top level and look forward to the coming weeks with great determination.”