Here’s a recap of some of the latest developments in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
TOURISM MALAYSIA TO SUPPORT WTCR SUPER FINALE EVENT
Tourism Malaysia has been announced as a key partner of Races of Malaysia along with Sepang International Circuit and Eurosport Events, promoter of the EWC and WTCR / OSCARO. During the media launch in Kuala Lumpur late last month, Sepang International Circuit Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Razlan Razali, said: “For the WTCR and EWC events at Sepang, we are grateful and delighted to join forces with Tourism Malaysia as they kick off their Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign. The support we get from Tourism Malaysia goes a long way in ensuring that Malaysia stands out as the main destination for motorsports tourism in the region.” Click for full story.
BJORK HEADS ‘HOME’ WITH THE WTCR TITLE IN MIND
Thed Björk can’t wait for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO’s summer break to end – because he’s relishing the title fight. Swede Björk will head to the Ningbo International Speedpark for WTCR Race of China from 13-15 September third in the standings for Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. And with the event marking the Chinese make’s home race weekend, Björk has high hopes in his Lynk & Co 03 TCR. Click for full story.
MOTOGP FAN MA READY TO WELCOME SYAHRIN TO WTCR
Ma Qinghua will be at the head of the queue to welcome MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO at the Sepang International Circuit in December. Malaysian star Syahrin has been announced as one of three local wildcards for the WTCR / OSCARO season decider, which combines with the FIM Endurance World Championship to form the inaugural Races of Malaysia from 13-15 December. Ma’s eagerness to be on the same grid as Syahrin stems from his liking of motorbike racing, as the Alfa Romeo-powered Team Mulsanne driver explained. Click for full story.
WINNING WEEKEND FOR WTCR RACERS
Three drivers from the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO have been keeping busy – and successful – during the ongoing summer break. Tom Coronel bagged a podium brace in the TCR Europe event at Oschersleben in Germany. Johan Kristofferson scored a class podium on the FIA World Rally Championship-counting Neste Rally Finland, while Jean-Karl Vernay won on his TCR Australia debut. Click for full story.
PUSH AND FOCUS: BRC HEAD’S WTCR PLAN
Gabriele Rizzo, the man at the helm of the Hyundai-powered BRC line-up in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, has a firm plan in place for the season-deciding tour of Asia. Triple-headers in China, Japan, Macau and Malaysia are upcoming on the WTCR / OSCARO schedule with WTCR Race of China at the Ningbo International Speedpark from 13-15 September up first. Click for full story.
HOW THE WTCR TITLE CHASE STANDS?
With less than 40 days to go until WTCR Race of China signals the start of part two of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, click here to view the provisional standings.