PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship has signed a broadcast agreement with Pay TV company StarTimes Media. The broadcaster will provide PURE ETCR with an expansive broadcast platform across terrestrial, satellite and mobile application.
PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship, will host its first full season in 2021 with a calendar comprising five all-action events in Europe and Asia, beginning at Autdromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi, Italy, on June 18 to 20, 2021.
The competing machines will see the most powerful touring cars ever built with a peak power of 500kW – the equivalent of 670bhp – generated by their electric motors take part in the three day extravaganza.
Speaking on the latest motor sports offering available on the pay television platform, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Aldrine Nsubuga noted that PURE ETCR championship is another motor sports property that will complement the already rich offering by the broadcaster moving forward.
“We are excited to partner with PURE ETCR. Motorsports remains very popular in Kenya and we are optimistic this latest property is a great addition to the already existing rich sports offering across the bouquets. Subscribers can therefore look forward to new innovative events such as this all-electric touring car championship”, noted Mr. Nsubuga.
Xavier Gavory, PURE ETCR Series Director, said: “We are very pleased to secure this broadcast agreement with StarTimes, which will bring the high-intensity action of PURE ETCR to the platform’s subscribers. Introducing PURE ETCR on StarTimes has the potential to not only create many new motorsport fans, but also opens up millions of people to the possibilities of electromobility.”
PURE ETCR is the second electric motor sport property the broadcaster has secured having already introduced Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road motor racing series.