FIA-ETCR, the international motor sports organization where fully electric cars compete fiercely, is on the calendar with the contributions of EMSO Sportif in its brand new period in 2022. The introductory meeting of the Turkey race, which will be held between 2022-20 May as the second leg of the 22 calendar of the FIA Electric Touring Cars World Championship, the electric car racing organization that will take your breath away with its environmentally friendly and innovative racing organizations, was held at the Haliç Shipyard, hosted by Beyoğlu Municipality. Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Hamza Yerlikaya, Deputy Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Hasan Suver, Beyoğlu Mayor Haydar Ali Yıldız, TOSFED President Eren Üçlertoprağı, FIA-ETCR Series Director Xavier Gavory and EMSO Sportif. CEO Mert Güçlüer attended.
Speaking at the press conference, EMSO Sportif CEO Mert Güçlüer said, “Turkey, one of the most important automotive production bases in Europe with the brands it produces and its young population, will be one of the countries where FIA-ETCR, known as "Electric Formula", will be followed with enthusiasm. . As EMSO Sportif, we are proud to be able to bring this environmentally friendly and valuable electric car racing organization to Turkey. We will blaze a trail in Turkey by carrying our organization, which will be held at Intercity Istanbul Park in 2022, to the streets of Beyoğlu next year.”
Turkey is also included in the 2021 calendar of the electric motorsports organization, which announced the name of PURE-ETCR (Electric Passenger Car World Cup) in 2022 with its mind-blowing electric power transmission systems, environmentally friendly activities, sustainable structure and unique concept. FIA-ETCR (Electric Touring Cars World Championship), which has become a much larger organization with the contributions of the International Motor Sports Federation (FIA), will be held in 2022 at the Intercity Istanbul Park track, hosted by Beyoğlu Municipality, with the contributions of EMSO Sportif and TOSFED.
It will take your breath away at Interctiy Istanbul Park on May 20-22!
FIA-ETCR, the racing organization that brings a new breath to the world of motor sports, arouses great interest globally and where electric vehicle manufacturers reveal the perfect excitement with their state-of-the-art engines, will take the breath of Turkish motor sports enthusiasts this spring. Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Beyoğlu Mayor Haydar Ali Yıldız, TOSFED President Eren Üçlertoprağı, FIA-ETCR Series Director Xavier Gavory and CEO of EMSO Sportif Mert Güçlüer took place.
“It will be on the streets of Beyoğlu in 2023!”
With the high global interest in the world's first all-electric, multi-brand Touring car race, which created an electroshock effect in the 2021 season of motor sports, this green race entered the FIA World category. Speaking about this giant organization that will be held with the new name and the support of the FIA (International Automobile Federation) starting from 2022, EMSO Sportif CEO Mert Güçlüer said, “We are organizing a special organization in a special city like Istanbul, one of the world's favorite metropolises, where the continents meet. We are happy to host. Turkey, which is one of the most important automotive production bases in Europe with the brands it produces and its young population, will be one of the countries where FIA-ETCR will be followed with enthusiasm. As EMSO Sportif, we are proud to be able to bring this environmentally friendly and valuable electric car racing organization to Turkey. We will blaze a trail in Turkey by bringing the excitement of our organization, which will be held at Intercity Istanbul Park in 2022, to the streets of Beyoğlu next year.”
“A fascinating race in the charming city”
The global representative of the organization at the meeting, FIA-ETCR Series Director Xavier Gavory, said, “Istanbul is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, a mixture of being the center of many world heritages, dynamism and permanent transformation. As Discovery Sports Events, we are pleased to organize the event that will promote electro-mobility in the heart of this vibrant city as a symbol of innovation and sustainability with the groundbreaking 100% Electric Series FIA-ETCR.”
TOSFED President Eren Üçlertoprağı said, “As the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation, we are very happy and excited to undertake the sportive organization of the FIA Electric Passenger Car World Cup race, in which electric cars, the future of the automotive world, compete. Thanks to this race organization, which draws attention with its technology and new concept, we will have the chance to show the beauties of Beyoğlu and Istanbul to the whole world, and to raise awareness about electric cars in a way that will also concern the TOGG project, the pride of our country. We hope that we can see TOGG participate in this and similar races in the future. In this context, as in all international race organizations, we continue our efforts to organize this race in a way worthy of our country.”
It will be the FIA World Championship for the first time
According to the program approved by the FIA Touring Car Commission, approved by the FIA World Motor Sports Council in Paris and organized by Discovery Sports Events, drivers and manufacturers of all-electric Touring cars will compete in the FIA World Championship for the first time.
670 HP electric beasts
All participants will once again drive cars prepared within the framework of WSC Group's ETCR concept. With a maximum power of 500 kW (670 HP), this means the use of the most powerful Touring cars ever developed by the FIA ETCR to fight for the FIA World title. Power from the Williams Advanced Engineering battery pack feeds the Magelec Propulsion transmission, motor and inverters. BrightLoop converters convert voltage for items with low power requirements, while charging powered by HTWO Hydrogen generators charges a car from 0 to 100 percent in less than an hour at the paddock-based Energy Station.
FIA ETCR – eTouring Cars World Championship 2022 Schedule:
Race France, Pau-Ville Circuit, France, 6-8 May*
Turkey Race, Beyoğlu – Intercity Istanbul Park, Turkey, 20-22 May
Hungarian Race, Hungaroring, Hungary, 10-12 June*
Race in Spain, Jarama Track, Spain, 17-19 June
Belgian Race, Zolder Track, Belgium, 8-10 July*
Race in Italy, Autodromo Vallelunga, Italy, 22-24 July*
Korea Race, Inje Speedium, South Korea, 7-9 October*
*WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup double race