Introducing PURE Talk; a brand-new series of podcasts hosted by ‘The voice of Touring Car Racing’, Martin Haven, and featuring the key figures and drivers from the world’s first multi-make, all-electric touring car series; PURE ETCR.
Having commentated on FIA World Touring Car racing for 15 years, Haven’s knowledge of the sport, his broadcast expertise and rapport with key figures in the series will combine to give fans exclusive insight into the challenges faced on- and off-track by key movers from the series, manufacturers and teams as touring-car racing is taken into a new electrified era.
Available from PURE ETCR’s dedicated podcast channel and other outlets from today (Thursday, 23 July) and presented by Goodyear, the PURE TALK podcast kicks off with Series Director Xavier Gavory.
He outlines the unique technical and sporting concepts behind PURE ETCR and sets his aims for its promotional season, which begins at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix on October 9-11.
Gavory also lifts the lid on the challenges faced by the series and the competing manufacturers and venues through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a later-than-planned debut and a revised calendar.
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the PURE ETCR promoter, said: “Through the delayed start to the 2020 race season, we’ve sought to give fans of our series a new perspective on world-class touring car racing. The reaction to our Fast Talk podcast, in which Martin Haven gets to the core of what makes some of the most-recognisable figures in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, has been overwhelmingly positive. With PURE Talk, Martin will do the same for PURE ETCR, enlightening fans with exclusive interviews with the drivers and key sporting and technical figures from this brand-new series. If you want to know what makes one of the world’s best racing drivers tick, or the kind of effort that goes into producing an all-new electric touring car, PURE Talk will give you the answers and whet your appetite for what’s to come when we hit the track.”
Martin Haven, Eurosport’s long-time motor racing commentator, said: “PURE ETCR is a brand-new series that will kick off a revolutionary era of electric touring-car racing, so there is plenty to say about the concept, the cars and the drivers who will be competing in them. I hope fans enjoy listening to the podcasts as much as I did making them.”