The new Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR car has taken to the track for the first time at Autodromo Vallelunga in Italy, following the integration of the ETCR battery kit during the weekend.
The car, which is built by Romeo Ferraris, is the third ETCR car to undergo the integration of the ETCR battery kit.
The car was shaken down by Romeo Ferraris Technical Director Mario Ferraris on Monday, with Ferraris driving the car again on Tuesday before handing over driving duties to Romeo Ferraris ETCR driver Stefano Coletti later in the day.
The test had been organised by ETCR creator WSC Group, and also featured the Alfa Romeo’s PURE ETCR rivals from CUPRA Racing and Hyundai Motorsport.
“We are very proud to be part of this historical moment for motorsport; the switch by touring car racing to electric power,” said Mario Ferraris.
“It’s an all-new challenge for our company and we are very motivated to take it up.
“We were able to complete the integration of the ETCR kit without any issues and yesterday when I drove the car for the first time, I was amazed to realise that the car is really fun to drive and also very fast.
“For me it was kind of rediscovering the rear-wheel-drive touring cars of years ago, although the powerplant is very different.”