At the meeting on 6 December in Paris, the world Council of FIA Motorsport confirmed the Association of World Touring and International series TCR, which existed in parallel during the last three years. Replaced both categories in 2018 will come the world Cup WTCR, promoter which will be made by the company Eurosport Events Limited.
The series will be based on the technical regulation of the TCR, which the newly formed championship will receive a license from the organizers of TCR – WSC company Ltd and which will be “frozen” for the next two years.
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WSC company Ltd, the promoter of the TCR International series, in 2018 will the new European series TCR, which will replace the FIA ETCC.
Participation in WTCR will be allowed only for private teams without mentioning manufacturers in their names, as in the TCR International series. Each team must place at least two cars. Only the starting field will be 26 seats, with priority given to teams previously participating in the WTCC and TCR.
To participate in the Cup are admitted only cars homologated by the company WSC and received the passport of the participant from the FIA, with additional handicaps will be developed jointly by the technical Department of TCR and the International automobile Federation.
The balance of performance will determine the technical departments of the FIA and TCR.
“We are very proud of this agreement – commented the founder of TCR and former WTCC promoter Marcello Lotti. – Association with such an experienced promoter as Eurosport Events, and conducting WTCR under the auspices of the FIA mean final acceptance of the concept of TCR, which was founded three years ago and since then rapidly gaining popularity.”
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Chapter Eurosport Events françois Ribeiro also welcomed the merger of two leading Touring Championships.
“The combination of the technical regulation of the TCR, experience and neutrality of the FIA with their strict athletic rules and procedures, with opportunities for promoter Eurosport Events, accumulated since 2005, will provide competitive participants, an exciting race and an excellent format for fans that contribute to success,” said Ribeiro.
WTCR calendar for the debut season, the names of suppliers of tires and fuel will be published in the prescribed manner.
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