Euro truck series gets promoter boost
The FIA European Truck Racing Championship has appointed a new body as promoter.
ETRA, the European Truck Racing Association, which launched the 2016 season last week, is formed from an idea of existing truck event organisers and the FIA, with the German govening body ADAC as the major stakeholder.
Georg Fuchs will head up the organisation. ETRA has attracted partnerships from Goodyear for three years and has begun to increase the championship’s TV profile with shows on Motors and Sky Sports. The format of four races, two per day, continues, with some events being headlined by the trucks and two partnering the Blancpain Sprint Series.
The ETRA has launched the National Challengers’ Cup to attract domestic entrants.
Racer Ellen Lohr said: “This is a great time to show truck racing to people in a new era for the sport.”