Four Showcase events will make up the inaugural season of PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship, which was launched today (Wednesday) in Paris.
In PURE ETCR’s inaugural season this year, two competitors per brand will go head-to-head at each standalone event and each track to fight for individual honours.
The lights will go out for the first battle at the spectacular Salzburgring, Austria, as part of a double-header event with the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, to create a festival of touring-car racing on July 24-26.
A week later, the series will move to the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, at which PURE ETCR competitors will battle on a street circuit for the first time.
After a summer break, competition will resume at Inje Speedium – again with WTCR – on October 16-18 with the final event held in Guangdong, China, in November.
Ahead of this, a must-watch event will be hosted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK, on July 9-12 with one car per brand taking part in timed runs up the iconic 1.8km hillclimb.
The showcase season will end with an event that supports the 24 Hours of Daytona on January 30-31.
An FIA International Series, with Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles available for the first time, will take place in 2021 with an eight-round calendar across Europe, Asia and North America.
2020 PURE ETCR Calendar
July 9-12 – Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK (global launch & time trial)
Rd 1 – July 24-26 – Salzburgring, Austria*
Rd 2 – August 1-2 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Rd 3 – October 16-18 – Inje Speedium, South Korea*
Rd4 – November (TBD) – Guangdong, China
January 30-31 – 24 Hours of Daytona, USA (demo event)
*Double-header with WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup