The Pure ETCR will conclude its first season on the Pau-Arnos circuit instead of Korea.
The Coronavirus pandemic will not allow the Asian trip, which was planned together with the FIA WTCR. The promoter Eurosport Events has revised the calendar of the top touring series, so it has also had to change that of the electric championship.
The French track will therefore host both categories on the weekend of 15-17 October, which was the same as planned for the Inje Speedium, with the first FR Race in history.
The Pau-Arnos circuit is located 20km from the transalpine city and is equipped with advanced technology for electromobility. It measures 3,030km and guarantees a charging point for electric vehicles, in what is a much larger project that local authorities are putting in place for zero-emissions.
“Unfortunately, during 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world in several ways, one of which has been to create a huge amount of uncertainty around travel, security and logistics, especially across continents; and for this reason it will not be possible to go to the Inje Speedium, “said Xavier Gavory, director of Pure ETCR.
“It is extremely unfortunate not to be able to debut in Asia and South Korea, but I would like to thank the promoter of the event, Innocean Worldwide, for their efforts in trying to make the event viable for us. When we race in South Korea it will be very special, knowing how much work has been done “.
“When a door is closed, a door still opens and we are delighted to be racing on a circuit with electromobility at its core; the Pau-Arnos E-Circuit. Not only is the location in a region famous for motorsport, but it should also provide great rides for our 500kW ETCR cars and help us show the full potential of electric cars. “