Racing series Pure Etcr: Cupra wants to electrify Hungaroring

Racing series Pure Etcr: Cupra wants to electrify Hungaroring-pure

The race series Pure Etcr turns on the target straight line of your premiere season. In the penultimate run, the drivers of the electrical touring cars are measuring at Hungaroring. For the team Cupra X Zengő Motorsport it is half a home game. The use team Zengő Motorsport is located just 25 kilometers away in the Hungarian capital Budapest. Mattias EkstrOm comes as a total guide to Hungaroring. In the Pure Etcr, the 43-year-old Swede was at all three previous runs on the podium.

“The power density in the Pure Etcr is extremely high,” says Xavi Serra, Head of Cupra Racing. The past run in Copenhagen showed that all three manufacturers were again closer together. That will probably not look different on Hungaroring. “It’s a very long distance and there are very different challenges on us than last on the street course.”

On the fast route, on which since 1986 also the Formula 1 is in particular, it will arrive in particular on tire management. “As a rule, it is very hot on Hungaroring at this season very hot and the tire reduction very high,” says Mattias EkstrOm. “In our Cupra E-Racer, we have up to 500 kW power and drive on profiled all-weather tires that are not comparable to the slicks that are otherwise used in motorsport.”In particular, if the tires become hot and increasingly reduce, the grip level is very low and the car will inevitably be restless. “In combination with the immense performance is a real challenge I think.”

A double burden is waiting for the race weekend again on Mikel Azcona and Jordi Gene. As at the run in Aragon, the two Spaniards are not only able to start in the Pure Etcr, but also in the WTCR – FIA Touring Car World Cup. Xavi Serra: “The fully electric CUPRA E-Racer with rear drive and the front-driven Cupra Leon Competicion are two completely different vehicles.”

In addition to the fight for trophies, Cupra and the Pure Etcr would like to demonstrate the performance of fully electrically powered vehicles on Hungaroring, it is said in a message. In Hungary, the electromobility is on the rise. Although the Hungarian market for electric cars is still relatively small, but have high growth rates.

One reason for increasing interest is the promotion of the Hungarian government, which has launched a program with grants in the purchase of fully electric cars and converted 14.3 million euros available. In the past, the purchase of E cars had already been subsidized twice.

The Pure Etcr Weekend in Hungary starts with the free training on Friday. Continue on Saturday with the “Battles”, before the positions for the two final superfinals are extended on Sunday during time trial. In these fight the drivers around the title “King of the Weekend”.

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