New all-electric touring car series PURE ETCR has released a revised four-round calendar for 2020, featuring a Europe-only campaign of demonstration events in Denmark, the UK, Spain and Italy.
The season had originally been set to begin as part of the Historic Grand Prix event in Copenhagen in early August, but this has now been delayed to early October as result of the restrictions caused by COVID-19 measures around the world.
The series is promoted by Eurosport Events, which has worked with global TCR promoter WSC Group and various stakeholders to come up with the new schedule.
After the series’ opener in Denmark, the second event will be held as part of Goodwood Speed Week in the UK on 16 – 18 October.
The final two events will then be at MotorLand Arago in spain on 31 October – 1 November, followed by Adria International Raceway in Italy on 14 – 15 November, both events being held in the frame of the FIA World Touring Car Cup.
The season finale will be when the series showcases several innovative formats, including the on-track ‘battle’ format, unique starting gate, Energy Station and the Hot Zone.
The programme of various manufacturers and teams have also been delayed by the inability to visit Williams Advanced Engineering in the UK to finalise the integration of the mandatory ETCR kits into their chassis.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce a new calendar for PURE ETCR’s promotional season, which is the result of a lot of hard work behind the scenes by Eurosport Events, WSC and our series stakeholders,” said Head of Eurosport Events François Ribeiro.
“While it is unfortunate that our initial calendar was not possible to implement, nobody could have foreseen the effects of COVID-19 on a global scale even six months ago, so series like ours have had to remain mobile and adaptable.
“I would like to thank everybody involved in this process for their incredible enthusiasm and positivity through this unprecedented time.
“With this calendar now in place, we can focus on our primary role of bringing the most- powerful touring cars ever built straight to the fans, helping show the world that electric vehicles are cool, fun and fast.”
PURE ETCR revised calendar (provisional)
Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix (Denmark), 9-11 October*
Goodwood Speed Week (UK), 16-18 October*
MotorLand Aragon (Spain), 31 October-1 November*
Adria International Raceway (Italy), 14-15 November**