The FIA eTouring Car World Cup (ETCR) season will conclude at the Sachsenring in Germany in September, after announcing a replacement for the cancelled South Korean event.
The series had been set to conclude at the Inje Speedium in South Korea in October, but the cancellation of that event as a result of logistical challenges and travel restrictions meant a replacement circuit needed to be found.
The sixth and final event of the ETCR season will take place on the same weekend as the ADAC GT Masters, ADAC TCR Germany, Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and ADAC GT4 Germany.
The decision was approved at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council on 16 August.
It was also confirmed that the hitherto postponed event in Turkey has now been cancelled and will not take place this year.
“We are happy be able to announce the final calendar for the first-ever season of the FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup,” said Series Director Xavier Gavory.
“The Sachsenring will be the first visit of FIA ETCR to the massive automotive market of Germany and we will be showcasing electric racing a stone’s throw from one of Europe’s largest electric car production facilities.
“It is fantastic to be able to visit such a vital market and we are particularly grateful to ADAC for their proactive approach in making this event happen.
“It is a shame that we will not be racing in Korea or Turkey this year, however the earlier conclusion of the season as agreed by all teams enables everyone to focus on the build-up to our second season.
“2023 will see an enlarged grid with a greater commitment from all our teams and the future looks bright.
“We are all determined to end our first FIA ETCR season with a fantastic showcase of our tremendous series and confident that the Sachsenring will be the perfect platform for this.”
Dr. Gerd Ennser, ADAC Sport President, explained that the ADAC has already been rolling out a number of new sustainability initiatives.
“The FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup features innovative technology and an exciting format,” added Ennser. “We are pleased to be able to present this sustainable racing series to fans in Germany during the ADAC GT Masters event at the Sachsenring.
“By using renewable fuel and introducing initiatives such as the joint venture with BWT to reduce plastic waste, the ADAC GT Masters has taken on a pioneering role when it comes to sustainability.
“The FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup starting at the Sachsenring is the ideal way to show how spectacular electric touring car racing can be.”