In 2017 in the Touring championship will be a new class, which will be called WTCC2 and will be based on the regulations of the FIA TCN2, according to TouringCarTimes.
Currently cars category TCN2 presented to the ETCC. This class is based on rapidly growing popularity of technical specifications TCR. However, there are differences associated with the FIA requirements, such as increased security conditions and fuel tank FT3.
Official confirmation is expected after the meeting of the world Council of FIA Motorsport, which will be held today, November 30.
Adding new specifications to the existing Super 2000 TC1 WTCC will allow to offset the effects of the departure of citroën Racing and Lada Sport.
Given the lack of new producers, as well as the Honda and Volvo about the impossibility to put at the start more than three machines, this step is extremely important to keep the minimum number in 16 cars, provided the regulations.
A number of teams, as expected, interested in the use of machines TCN2 next year. At Zengo Motorsport Münnich Motorsport already has such a car – the SEAT Leon Cup Racer and the Honda Civic TCR, which they put in ETCC and at different stages of TCR. Technical partner of Honda, JAS Motorsport, Honda is the manufacturer of the TCR for racing competitions held around the world.
Promoters of the championship Eurosport Events announced that are not able to comment on the information before the statements of the world Council of Motorsport.
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