We might see electric and hybrid trucks at the Goodyear FIA European Racing Championship (ETRC), from next year on. As a matter of fact, the FIA Truck Racing Commission has approved the 2023 Goodyear FIA ETRC Technical Regulations during a meeting held at the end of June in Paris. Of course, the current generation of combustion-engined race trucks will be allowed as well. This means we might see trucks with traditional and alternative powertrain race one against each other on the same track.
European Truck Racing: broadening horizons
Additionally, the FIA World Motor Sport Council has also given its nod to ETRA, the promoter of the Goodyear FIA ETRC, to explore possibilities to carry out a long distance truck racing format as a separate project.
“The way is paved for alternative powertrains to join the truck racing grid, and we couldn’t be more excited” said ETRA managing director Georg Fuchs. “Together with the FIA Technical Department we have been working on the energy transformation process with the aim, to be technically prepared to welcome any technology and energy form, powered by synthetic fuel, hybrid or electric on the same grid”.