ERA Championship, the world’s first electric junior formula race series, will join FIA ETCR in a racing package in the year 2022.
The organisers have announced a ten-race calendar and global broadcast package for the inaugural season of the championship, as part of a new partnership with the FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup.
ERA will make its debut at round two of the FIA ETCR championship at Istanbul’s Street Circuit of Beyoglu on May 20-22, followed by races at the Hungaroring and Jarama in June and Zolder and Vallelunga in July.
Organisers have also announced that highlights of every race will be broadcast on Eurosport channels on the Tuesday after each event in more than 70 countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
The ERA Championship is created to be an accessible entry-level electric formula racing series, launching a career pathway for promising young driving and engineering talent and demonstrating the power of an electric future through thrilling and sustainable wheel-to-wheel racing.
The field of 10 ERA drivers will race identical Mitsu-Bachi F110e single-seaters. Based on the Japanese Dome F110 chassis and fitted with a 24kWh battery, each driver will have 130kW (175bhp) at their disposal, making for top speeds of around 210kph, while performance modes will be adaptable at the flick of a switch.
The Mitsu-Bachi F110e has completed a thorough development and testing programme throughout the last year at the championship HQ in Zolder and will take part in a demo event during the opening round of the FIA ETCR championship at Pau, before racing officially begins in Turkey.
Each race event will feature free practice, two qualifying sessions and two sprint races, offering the field of young racers every opportunity to impress in front of FIA ETCR team principals and fans alike, as they build their career and take their first step on the electric racing ladder.
ERA Championship provisional 2022 calendar
(All rounds support FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup)
- Round 1: Street Circuit of Beyoglu – Istanbul, Turkey, May 20-22
- Round 2: Hungaroring, Hungary, June 10-12
- Round 3: Circuito del Jarama, Spain, June 17-19
- Round 4: Circuit Zolder, Belgium, July 8-10*
- Round 5: Autodromo Vallelunga, Italy, July 22-24*
- *Subject to agreement with event promoter
Beth Georgiou, ERA Sporting Director said:
We are excited to announce our partnership with FIA ETCR ahead of our inaugural season. From the outset, we have had a very clear shared aim to promote electric racing and offer exciting, accessible electric motorsport for teams, drivers and fans. We have seen the phenomenal success of electric racing in recent years and if you look at the opportunities now for drivers to develop a professional career, it is clear that electric racing is an increasingly attractive option and we only see that going in one direction. Drivers in the ERA championship will be the first in the world to take a step onto an all-electric career ladder and it’s important for us to ensure the environment is there to support and inspire them as they build their career. We can’t wait to go racing and bring thrilling electric racing and stars of the future to exciting circuits this summer.
Xavier Gavory, FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup Series Director, said:
It’s our great pleasure to welcome the ERA Championship to the FIA ETCR racing package for at least the next two seasons. Creating an electric-racing festival was – and remains part of our plan at Discovery Sports Events and the addition of the world’s first all-electric junior single-seater championship is a fantastic next step. Not only will the Team Principals of some of the world’s most prominent electric motorsport manufacturers have the chance to see the next generation of stars competing right under their noses, but the fans will be introduced to the names that could dominate this area of the sport for the next generation. The team at ERA Championship share our vision of creating a more sustainable form of motorsport that can showcase the mindblowing potential of electric racing and we can’t wait to see it unfold on-track.
*Calendar remains subject to the ERA Championship adhering to the requirements of an FIA International Series.
About the ERA “Mitsu-Bachi” F110e car
- All competitors will race in the ERA “Mitsu-Bachi” F110e.
- Dome F110 chassis
- 130kW motor (175hp)
- Top speed of 210km/h
- 24kWh battery
- Custom ERA sub-chassis
- 680kg weight Including driver
Source: ERA Championship
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