ETCS: Endurance Touring Car Series earns FIA approval

ENDURANCE TOURING CARS SERIE (ETCS) BECOMES FIA APPROVED SERIES Rome (Italy) It's now official. After the late October rumours the FIA Board approved the Gruppo Peroni request for its prestigious Endurance Touring Cars Series thus recognising the ...

ETCS: Endurance Touring Car Series earns FIA approval

ENDURANCE TOURING CARS SERIE (ETCS) BECOMES FIA APPROVED SERIES

Rome (Italy) It's now official. After the late October rumours the FIA Board approved the Gruppo Peroni request for its prestigious Endurance Touring Cars Series thus recognising the ETCS as a FIA approved Series.

Since its racing debut 12 years ago, the series grew in numbers and prestige with a storming 52 lined up for the 6hrs night time end of July Misano 2007 event. Among the crews that regularly line up in the Series also quite a few of foreign teams especially from Germany and England (Lingmann, Torque Speed, Duller Motorsport, Speed Lover, Strakka Racing etc etc). The Series is scheduled on six 4 hours event and on a 6 hours night time event, with the 2008 calendar that includes three events europewide and four within the organisers national boundaries: Italy

This year Series will be in Brno (CZ), Rijeka (HR), Vila Real (P) as well as in Vallelunga, Misano, Mugello and Monza in Italy. The ETCS Series adopts the 24hrs Sp. Nurburgring Regulations with some slight changes to classes, tires and weight to further balance performance and allow less powerful cars still to have the chance to win the Series.

It includes both petrol and diesel powered classes and it has often been seen as a demanding tests for new cars. This year two brand new Bmw E924.0 V8 will join the grid as well as a Bmw E90 335td which is likely to contend to the 330d the diesel egemony. First Series venue in Vallelunga, Italy, on the 12th-13th of April.

-credit: etcs/gruppoperoni.it

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