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etcr News and Analysis


CUPRA e-Racer: Testing the ETCR world champion

This is the Spanish car that has dominated the FIA ETCR in 2022 and which Autosport recently got behind the wheel of in a private test.

ETCR champion Tambay: "It's easier to drive a GT3"

Adrien Tambay, FIA ETCR 2022 champion with CUPRA, answered's questions about his first campaign with electric touring cars.

CUPRA battles heat to bag points at Vallelunga in FIA ETCR

The heatwave that hit Europe this weekend was the undisputed protagonist of the fifth round of the FIA ETCR at Vallelunga, as the CUPRA EKS team opted to apply a conservative strategy.

DTM champion Spengler suffers spine fracture in ETCR crash

BMW factory driver Bruno Spengler has revealed that he suffered a fractured spine in his FIA ETCR accident at Vallelunga, which prompted his Romeo Ferraris team's withdrawal on safety grounds.

How CUPRA's electric racer can surprise in a straight line
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How CUPRA's electric racer can surprise in a straight line

In a drag race between a combustion-powered GT and an electric car, which do you think would have the edge? Watch this video to see the outcome.

CUPRA takes on learning process at Zolder in FIA ETCR

Last weekend at the Belgian circuit of Zolder, the CUPRA EKS team proved that to win an FIA ETCR race, you need to adapt and learn constantly.

The future of CUPRA in racing is electric

The Spanish brand is officially immersed in Extreme E and ETCR, two fully electric championships with competition formats designed for the new generation. According to Wayne Griffiths, CEO of SEAT CUPRA, this is going to be the way forward for the coming years.

Overtaking masterclass at the Hungaroring in ETCR

Much is said about the difficulty of overtaking in championships such as Formula 1, with "DRS trains" or narrow tracks meaning a lack of entertainment. In the ETCR, where the cars are almost identical, one might think it was the same, but it is not.

CUPRA EKS secures crushing victory at FIA ​​ETCR opener in Pau

CUPRA EKS secured victory at the opening round of the FIA ​​ETCR in Pau, taking all three places on the podium.

CUPRA targets ETCR title with its Fab Four News
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CUPRA targets ETCR title with its Fab Four

Tom Blomqvist and Adrien Tambay join Mattias Ekstrom and Jordi Gene in the Cupra line-up for the electric touring car championship in 2022.

Ekstrom partners with CUPRA to compete in ETCR with his own team

CUPRA has announced EKS, the team of the current ETCR champion Mattias Ekstrom, as its new partner in the electric touring car championship.

Behind the scenes in the ETCR

CUPRA has arrived in the new electric touring car championship, Pure ETCR, with four strong drivers in its lineup. The Spanish firm explains to us how it all works from behind the scenes.

Vernay: Jumping between ICE, electric Hyundai "biggest challenge"

New Hyundai WTCR signing Jean-Karl Vernay says his "biggest challenge" this year will be jumping between the marque's latest Elantra model and its all-electric PURE ETCR challenger.

New electric series ETCR set for first demo race in 2020

The Pure ETCR electric touring car series remains on course for a first demonstration race this year, despite delays resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Ekstrom joins Cupra for first Pure ETCR season

Two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom will be part of Cupra's line-up for the inaugural 'Pure ETCR' season.

New electric series Pure ETCR launched

Eurosport Events has launched an all-new electric touring car championship called Pure ETCR, which will coexist alongside its current World Touring Car Cup.

Hyundai reveals Veloster electric touring car

Hyundai has revealed a fully electric Veloster N touring car, which has been built to new E TCR regulations.