The FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup resumes for Round 4 at Circuit Zolder in Belgium where the Hyundai Motorsport and Romeo Ferraris teams will try to put a stop to the CUPRA EKS domination in the series. In fact, the CUPRA e-Racer cars have won all the three rounds held so far, with Mattias Ekström winning at Pau and Jarama, while Adrien Tambay was vitorious at the Hungaroring.
These results meant that Ekström is the leader of the standings, but only by six points over his teammate Tambay. Hyundai's Mikel Azcona is the best of the rest, lying in third position, 77 points behind the leader and three ahead of Romeo Ferraris' Maxime Martin.
The only driver othet than Ekström and Tambay capable of winning a Super Final race, Martin is eager to take advantage of racing on his home ground.
“I'm looking forward to racing in my own country. The Circuit Zolder layout is completely different to what we have experienced until now so it will be very interesting to race in the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris. I can’t wait to see the Belgian fans experience our series and my target is definitely to win at home. Certainly, I’m looking to get more points and to be on the podium would definitely be awesome. My family are coming and my kids have asked me to be on the podium so they can join me there, so I know what I have to do!” Martin said.
Following the success of the Jarama Next Generation Festival, the series continues to push its electric message. The Circuit Zolder Electrified weekend will host the first ever all-electric motorsport event in Belgium.
With FIA ETCR as the on-track highlight, the event includes a number of other attractions. There will be an EV-Show presenting to visitors the latest EV vehicles on the market, and not just in static fashion, as these cars will also take to the track for demonstration drives. An Eco-Mobility zone will showcase other electric mobility options, such as electric bikes, Segways and electric scooters. There will be plenty of opportunities to try them out on a test track too.
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