Azcona seizes early momentum at Vallelunga

Mikel Azcona is the early leader of PURE ETCR Race IT following wins in each of the first two rounds of competition at Autodromo Vallelunga. The Zengo Motorsport X CUPRA driver beat stiff competition from Stefano Coletti and Tom Chilton to win his opening Battle and then went head-to-head with fellow Round 1 winner Augusto…

Ground-breaking PURE ETCR to be shown in 159 countries through 29 broadcasters in inaugural season

The all-action spectacle of PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series, will be shown in 159 countries in 2021 following confirmation of the initial roster of broadcast partners for the new season. They will provide a mix of live coverage, race highlights and news round-up programming throughout the inaugural 2021 season, which…

Hyundai names Fab Four for PURE ETCR campaign

Hyundai Motorsport has today named an all-star, four-driver line-up to contest the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series, PURE ETCR, this year. Augusto Farfus, Jean-Karl Vernay, Tom Chilton and John Filippi, who can boast 11 championship titles and more than 50 major touring car victories between them, will drive the brand-new Hyundai Veloster N…

PURE ETCR in Monaco – Innovation

“Without pioneering spirit, we’d still live in caves.” Words as true now as they were many years ago; and words that resonate heavily with PURE ETCR ahead of the debut season of this ground-breaking new racing adventure. In the fifth and final instalment of ‘PURE ETCR in Monaco’, world-renowned environmentalist and adventurer Bertrand Piccard examines…

PURE ETCR in Monaco – Environment

“In 20 years every car will be electric, but right now we can feel like pioneers by driving electric.” That was the opinion of Bertrand Piccard, one of the world’s leading environmentalists, after he climbed behind the wheel of the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR and lapped one of the world’s greatest street circuits. In Episode…

PURE ETCR in Monaco – Concept

In the latest episode of our five-part series of films created in Monaco in collaboration with Hyundai, we examine how PURE ETCR can become a shop window for major motor manufacturers to showcase their electric vehicles to a global audience. After lapping the legendary Formula 1 street circuit, which has hosted the Principality’s grand prix…

Hyundai and CUPRA in testing action at Vallelunga

Hyundai Motorsport and CUPRA Racing continued their pre-season testing this week at Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi. Each manufacturer, who will contest the inaugural PURE ETCR season this year, focused on set-up work to optimise both handling and performance. Jordi Gené, who gave the CUPRA e-Racer its first test in full ETCR specification at MotorLand Aragón…