Here’s a recap of some of the latest developments in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.
GOODYEAR TYRE TEST FEEDBACK SUGGESTS WTCR DRIVERS CAN PUSH ALL RACE LONG
WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup drivers should be able to push all race long in 2020. That’s according to initial feedback from Goodyear’s successful two-day WTCR tyre test at the Parcmotor circuit in Castellolí, near Barcelona, earlier this month. To prepare for the upcoming season, which is due to fire into life at WTCR Race of Hungary from 24-26 April, Goodyear organised the two-day session in Spain where the five types of TCR car set for action in the 2020 WTCR were used for a series of qualifying and race simulations. Click for full story.
WTCR IS BACK (FROM MALAYSIA)!
Cars and equipment from the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup’s 2019 season-closing tour of Asia are back in Europe. Weighing more than 215 tons, they were transported in 40’ high cube containers from Malaysia via a scheduled stop and vessel change in Singapore. With the full support of the WTCR’s Official Logistics Partner DHL, the NYK Wren arrived in the port of Antwerp, Belgium on 28 January. Click for full story.
AHLIN-KOTTULINSKY REVEALS WTCR AMBITION
Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky wants to bring her race-winning pedigree to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. The Swede won the TCR Scandinavia season-opener at Knutstorp last May in a PWR Racing CUPRA to become the first female driver to lead a TCR championship ranking. In an interview published by CUPRA Racing, the 27-year-old was asked if competing in the WTCR appealed. Click for full story.
THREE CHEERS FOR WTCR’S TASSI
Attila Tassi is expecting Hungarian fans to come out in force not once but three times during the 2020 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. In addition to WTCR Race of Hungary, which is set to open the new season from 26-28 April, WTCR Race of Slovakia (5-7 June) and the new WTCR Race of Austria* (24-26 July) are expected to be popular among Hungarian fans due to the close proximity of the events to Tassi’s homeland. Click for full story.
THERE WERE SEVEN IN TOTAL BUT WHO WAS THE MOST VALUABLE DRIVER IN WTCR 2019?
There were seven TAG Heuer Most Valuable Drivers during the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. However, it was Yvan Muller who emerged as the Most Valuable Driver of all with a record 76 points – the most by a WTCR driver since the series began in 2018 – at WTCR Race of China. Those points came courtesy of two DHL Pole Positions, two race victories and one third place in his Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR. Introduced by WTCR promoter Eurosport Events, the TAG Heuer Most Valuable Driver (MVD) recognises the racer scoring the most points across a single weekend. Click for full story.
EVENT GUIDE: WTCR RACE OF HUNGARY
WTCR Race of Hungary is set to open the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup from 24-26 April. Click here for a recap of all the key details.
*Subject to FIA World Motor Sport Council ratification