CUPRA Racing team continues testing to develop the CUPRA e-Racer, the
first electric Touring Car built in compliance with the technical
regulations of the upcoming ETCR series. Jordi Gené is the driver in
charge of the programme.
is new and to understand it well you have to take a step back, not
taking anything for granted regardless of the experience you have. I
didn’t know the technology we are working with and there are many new
things, such as the car emitting smoke while cooling down. You have
to know what is happening, because managing the temperatures is one
of the most difficult tasks. There are other things that are shocking
at the beginning, like the acceleration. It is brutal and the driver
must be prepared for such a power,” Gené explains.
"I am lucky
to be involved in this, as I am able to learn things that other
drivers won’t discover until later. There is still a lot of work
ahead, not just set-up, but also management to facilitate the work of
the driver and engineers. We are now close to have the necessary
range and thanks to CUPRA’s technology, very soon the ETCR will
provide spectacular races for electric touring cars."