24H Series introduces a class for TCR-spec cars
The cars built under TCR specifications will have their own class in 24H Series from 2016 season, according to agreement between WSC Ltd. and Creventic, the companies which ran those two racing series.
“TCR is growing quickly, with no less than 16 national and regional series announced for 2016, on top of the TCR International series, and an ever-increasing number of cars from various manufacturers becoming available. We are delighted for having reached an agreement to use the TCR Series’ regulations,” said Gerrie Willems on behalf of Dutch agency Creventic , promoter of the 24H Series.
Marcello Lotti, CEO of WSC added: “We are pleased and proud for the deal that makes the TCR cars eligible for the 24H Series, which is growing quickly after a successful maiden season. TCR cars have already proven to be exciting to drive in sprint races, but they are also extremely reliable and may be run in long distance races with a reasonable budget, giving more opportunities to teams and drivers to enjoy different experiences. We are looking forward to a long standing and successful cooperation between TCR and the 24H Series.”
The 2016 24H Series will kick off on 14-16 January with the 24 Hours of Dubai. Five other rounds will follow: 12h Mugello (18-19 March), 24h Silverstone (1-3 April), 12h Zandvoort (6-7 May), 24h Paul Ricard (15-17 July), 24h Barcelona (2-4 September) and 12h Epilog Brno (7-8 October).