Riders TCR international series has welcomed news of a possible merger of the championship with WTCC in 2018.
According to the latest rumors, the world Touring ready to give up expensive technical regulations for Super 2000 TC1, which is not suitable for traders, and go to a more affordable concept of TCR, which can lead to the emergence of the world Cup WTCR.
WTCC and TCR international series plan to unite in 2018
“In my opinion, it’s a win-win for both series, said former WTCC racer and now a pilot Lukoil Craft-Bamboo in TCR Pepe Oriola in an interview with TouringCarTimes. – The situation in the WTCC shows that the regulations TC1 is not what we need, since it focuses only on producers. For spectators there is no difference in the fact that the TC1 car for four or five seconds faster [than TCR], but the cost of this technology is five to six times higher. Yes, driving this car more interesting, but private teams are not able to support such high costs.”
Another former WTCC driver Dusan Borkovic also welcomed the possibility of combining two Championships.
“I think it’s great, – said the Serbian pilot. – See how this is close to TCR. In the Touring championship never happened. Next year, the starting field will be 30 equal to the speed of the machines.”
Champion WTCC 2009 and veteran Touring Gabriele Tarquini involved in the program Hyundai in TCR, added: “It would be a very important impetus for the TCR, so I hope the parties agree. By combining the best components of the TCR and the WTCC, we will get a great result. I think this is really good news.”
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