Romeo Ferraris brings technical innovation to this weekend’s PURE ETCR finale at Pau-Arnos. The Giulia ETCR cars of the Italian manufacturer will use for the first time a bodywork with hemp fibre components. The project involves other Italian companies: the Fibertech Group, supplier of materials in collaboration with the Linificio and Canapificio Nazionale, and Bercella, that is in charge of designing and building the first version of the bodywork in carbon fibre.
At Pau-Arnos, some parts of the Giulia ETCR’s body will be made of the MJ 404/100 fabric, called "Turkish satin hemp". Fibres of vegetable origin are experiencing increasing applications in automotive, thanks to their eco-sustainability combined with excellent values of weight, elasticity and resistance, superior to glass fibre and comparable to carbon fibre.
Michela Cerruti, Team Principal Romeo Ferraris commented: "We are really proud to be able to announce this technical innovation for the PURE ETCR final event. The use of hemp fibre for bodywork components demonstrates our constant search for improvements and innovations for the Giulia ETCR project, and our desire to offer a concrete contribution to eco-sustainability, an area where motorsport plays an important role in terms of future development.”
Picture: Romeo Ferraris