China-based Lisheng Shanghai Racing announced a programme to develop an electric racing car complying with the technical regulations established by the WSC Group.
The decision came following the encouraging results achieved in 2019 by the MG 6 Xpower TCR built by LSR on behalf of MG. After taking part in the TCR China championship, the MG 6 claimed an outstanding fourth position with Rory Butcher in the second race of the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games Touring Car Cup at Vallelunga.
WSC president Marcello Lotti commented: “We are delighted to see LSR expanding its commitment in developing a racing cars to ETCR. With the MG 6 TCR they have already proved their potential and we can’t wait to see the new ETCR racing car taking to the track for the first test. LSR joins the other companies that have already unveiled their projects, while further announcements are due to follow soon.”
LSR chairman Xia Qing explained: “We are still in the very early stages of this project and we will unveil the brand and model of the ETCR car in due course. At LSR we are all very keen on promoting the ETCR concept that represents the future of motor racing. In the wake of the good results achieved by our MG 6 Xpower TCR we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to join ETCR from its very beginning.”