Romeo Ferraris completes its line-up for the 2021 PURE ETCR

Romeo Ferraris has announced that Oliver Webb will complete the driver line-up for the 2021 season of the PURE ETCR. The  30-year-old Brit joins the already announced Stefano Coletti, Luca Filippi and Rodrigo “Digo” Baptista to drive one of the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris in the new series for electric cars that will kick off at Vallelunga on 18-20 June.

Webb, born in 1991, has already tested the car built by the Opera-based constructor during the official tests conducted last 5-6 May on the Roman track. He could evaluate the car on different levels of power and found quickly an excellent working approach with the staff of Romeo Ferraris.

Oliver was at his debut with a Touring car, but could benefit from his previous experiences with electric powertrains. In 2020 he took part in two Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy races in Berlin and he has also tested Formula E in the past.

Webb’s curriculum includes prestigious results with single-seaters, from Formula Renault 2.0, British F3, Formula Renault 3.5 to Indy Lights in theUS, but also in endurance racing. In 2014, he won the European Le Mans Series and took a LMP2 class podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Romeo Ferraris has further defined the pairing in the two Giulia ETCR for 2021: Coletti and Filippi will be associated to drive one of the units, while Baptista and Webb will share the other one.

Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“We are very happy to welcome Oliver in the team, completing our line-up for the 2021 PURE ETCR. We have already worked well together at the Vallelunga tests earlier this month, where Oliver contributed his experience, with a very positive approach. Thanks to him, Stefano, Luca and Rodrigo, we will have a high profile team that will allow us to take up the new challenge of electric racing”.

Oliver Webb
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the Pure ETCR series with Romeo Ferraris. It’s a new venture for me with my first time in touring cars and also my first time in an electric series full time. I can’t wait for the challenge and with limited testing ahead I’m excited to keep progressing my Knowledge of the car and working closely with the team for some great results in 2021”.

Rodrigo “Digo” Baptista joins Romeo Ferraris for it’s 2021 PURE ETCR 2021 line-up

Romeo Ferraris this week announced that Rodrigo “Digo” Baptista will be part of its driver line-up for the 2021 season of the PURE ETCR series. The 24-year-old Brazilian will join already announced Stefano Coletti and Luca Filippi at the wheel of one of the two Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris entered in the new championship for electric cars that will kick off at Vallelunga on 18-20 June.

After racing with single-seaters, Baptista, born in 1996 in São Paulo, has built a significant background in tin-top racing, in South America, Europe and the United States. In 2017 he won the Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil title, with 8 race wins and 6 pole positions, and has raced in various GT series around the world, showing speed and talent. In 2019 he finished second in the LMGTE Am at the Le Mans 24 Hours and was third overall in the GT World Challenge America, where he finished third in the Pro-Am class one year later.

The debut in the PURE ETCR will mark for Rodrigo a new and exciting challenge, and the opportunity to materialize his wish to race in Europe and in an innovative series, bound to pioneer a new technological era in motorsports.

Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“We are delighted to welcome in our line-up a driver like Rodrigo, still young but who has already shown his skills in different high-level series for tin-top cars. With him, Stefano and Luca, we have a very coherent line-up, in terms of experience and talent, and this will represent an asset for us in our first PURE ETCR season and the long-term development of our Giulia ETCR project. We are excited to be at Vallelunga for the 2021 season-opener.” 

Rodrigo “Digo” Baptista
“I am very happy to open this new chapter in my career. The prospect of being part of a series with such a great future, with all-electric cars and based on environmental sustainability, appeared immediately very attractive. This is why I warmly welcomed the opportunity to race with Romeo Ferraris in the PURE ETCR, and I am very happy to be able to participate in an ambitious project such as the Giulia ETCR. It will be exciting to race in prestigious tracks and fight against great names and brands. I want to thank FS Management, the company of Augusto Farfus and Mauricio Slaviero, who have chosen to support me in this journey.  It will be an honour and a lot of fun to share the PURE ETCR field with Augusto.” 

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