WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup gets the green light until 2022
The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup gets the green light to serve at least three more seasons, until the end of 2022, as the world’s premier touring car competition. The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the extension of the WTCR promoter agreement between Eurosport Events and the FIA for three more seasons.
For the season 2020, the calendar has been revealed, featuring ten events. South Korea’s Inje Speedium Circuit and Spain’s MotorLand Aragon are included for the first time, plus traditional venues in Morocco (Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech), Hungary (Hungaroring), Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife), Slovakia (Slovakia Ring), Portugal (Circuito Internacional de Vila Real), China (Ningbo International Speedpark), Macau (Circuito da Guia) and Malaysia (Sepang International Circuit). Zandvoort and Suzuka are out of the calendar.
The other novelties from the WMSC meeting are the introduction of the Rookie classification (for drivers 23 years old or under) and new sporting rules considering compensation weight calculations based on qualifying lap times only.
The 2019 WTCR season will end on December 15 at Sepang. Four drivers are chasing the champion’s trophy: Norbert Michelisz, Esteban Guerrieri, Yvan Muller and Thed Bjork.
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