2016 will be inaugural season of ADAC TCR Germany and TCR Italy
TCR (Touring Car Racing), a new concept of racing for touring cars, is getting bigger and bigger and also spreading across the world. After this year’s inaugural TCR International Series, TCR Asia Series and TCR Benelux Series, new competitions such as the TCR Italy and TCR Germany will be introduced next year.
A few days ago ACI Sport, the motorsport branch of the Italian National Sporting Authority CSAI, announced the introduction of TCR Italy in 2016. The championship will run seven races in 2016 of which one will be held outside of Italy. The race format will include two 30-minute free practice sessions, one qualifying session split into two 15-minute sessions and two sprint races of 25 minutes plus one lap each.
One more agreement was announced yesterday. ADAC will run new ADAC TCR Germany Series as a part of ADAC GT Masters events from next season. The executive partner in this new project is Engstler Motorsport. The official TV station of new series will be Sport 1.
“The new ADAC TCR series fills a gap in the German touring car racing. The ADAC TCR Germany allows spectacular touring cars at reasonable cost. We are convinced that we will provide a new impetus to touring car racing in Germany,” said ADAC Sport President Hermann Tomczyk.
“I’m sure that the ADAC TCR Germany is a case of introducing the right concept at the right time,” says Franz Engstler. “The ADAC is the perfect partner and offers the series as an ideal platform. Fans can look forward to brand diversity and attractive, powerful racing cars and touring car racing. The ADAC TCR Germany provides teams at a reasonable cost is a perfect field of activity. I am proud to implement this project in cooperation with the ADAC and look forward to this new challenge,” said Franz Engstler.
“We have been very successful in bringing this year’s ADAC Formula at the start, now we look forward to the ADAC TCR Germany to establish a new, exciting project in the German Motorsport. With the TCR concept, we have created for young racers an ideal platform to launch a successful career in touring car racing. More information about the race format and calendar will be given in the coming weeks jointly with our partner Franz Engstler. We are already looking forward to cooperation,” said Lars Soutschka, ADAC head of motorsport and classic.