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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.

Watch: The PURE ETCR launch from Copenhagen
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Watch: The PURE ETCR launch from Copenhagen

Tune is as the new PURE ETCR touring car series gives the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers a global stage to showcase electric technology in a high-performance arena where winner takes all.

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.