In the 2022 season Kevin Ceccono take on an exciting new challenge in his racing career. The Bergamo racing driver has reached an agreement with Hyundai Motorsport to participate in the first three rounds of the FIA ETCR calendar, the electric touring car championship that will carry the prestigious official FIA title for its second edition. The first match is scheduled at the French road circuit of Pau, where the opening round will take place on 7 and 8 May.
Ceccon returns to international motorcycling after finishing second in TCR Italy in 2021, at the wheel of the Hyundai i30 N TCR. Kevin now has significant experience in touring car racing, thanks in part to the FIA WTCR World Championship, where he was able to place himself in first place between 2018 and 2019 with a pole position, a win and four other podiums. finishes.
Ceccon builds on this foundation to participate in the new FIA ETCR, in which he will drive the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR of the Hyundai Motorsport N team. The car is capable of producing a maximum power of 500 kilowatts (670 hp) through four electric motors connected to the wheels of behind. The tournament, which was created in 2021, looks not only technically, but also in terms of sports. The format of the events is unique, with a knockout round where the cars perform best, leading to the Super Final and the crowning of the overall winner, the “King of the Weekend”.
After the first match in Pau, Ceccon will start in the Turkish circuit in Istanbul, June 21-22, and the Hungarian circuit in Budapest, June 11-12.
“I am very happy to join Hyundai Motorsport for the programme FIA ETCR Championship 2022† I will give all my support to the team to achieve good results, and although my commitment to the series will be only partial, I will give 100% every session on the track. The car is a challenge to drive, but it is surprising due to the technological and technical progress that electric cars have made in recent years. The car and driver style is very different to that of the TCR, and reminded me a bit of my experiences with rear-wheel drive cars earlier in my career. I am happy to add Pau to the list of circuits I have driven, including Monaco and Macau, where I have special memories thanks to podium finishes in GP2, GP3 and WTCR. I watched the first season of the series from home, the design is something unique and very enjoyable for the audience, which I hope to see again soon in the paddocks! I won’t have my home race in Vallelunga, but I will be cheering for my team. Last but not least, I am happy to be part of a sustainable category, especially in a historical and social moment like the current one where saving the planet is one of the top priorities.”