WELCOME TO WTCR 2021

The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup is the pinnacle of customer touring car racing and sits at the top of the TCR category ladder.

Evolving from the FIA World Touring Car Championship ahead of the 2018 season, the WTCR is administered by the FIA and promoted by Eurosport Events.

Some of the best drivers in the business, including experienced campaigners and young talents aiming for the top, compete in turbocharged TCR cars from brands such as Audi, CUPRA, Honda, Hyundai and Lynk & Co via their customer racing departments.

A Balance of Performance formula, sustainable biofuel from P1 Racing Fuels and tyres from Goodyear provide a level playing field, with power capped at 360bhp and speeds reaching 260kph.

Significant cost-control measures help maintain strong grid numbers and allow privateer teams with limited technical support from manufacturers to fight at the front.

The 2021 season is set to comprise eight weekends all in Europe in response to continued restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Two practice sessions, a single three-stage qualifying session featuring two elimination periods, plus two races are timetabled at each event, which enjoy extensive live global broadcasting.

Points go to top five in the first and third qualifying stages, while the top 15 score in both races.

The first 10 places on the Race 1 grid are decided by the Q2 results reversed, meaning the driver who is P10 in Q2 starts Race 1 on pole position followed by the ninth fastest driver and so on. The results of the top-five Q3 shootout decide the first five grid places for Race 2.

As well as the FIA Drivers’ and Teams’ titles, the FIA Junior Driver Title is for the best racer 24 or under at the start of 2021 with no WTCC/WTCR experience prior to 2019.

Independent racers with no direct financial backing from a manufacturer are eligible for the WTCR Trophy, while the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy and TAG Heuer Most Valuable Driver accolade are awarded at each event.

The Goodyear #FollowTheLeader recognises the driver at the head of the title standings after each qualifying session or race. They are presented with the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader yellow jacket and carry the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader yellow windscreen strip on their car until such time that they no longer top the points classification.

WTCR ROOKIE TITLE RENAMED WTCR JUNIOR TITLE FOR 2021
From 2021 the FIA WTCR Rookie Driver Title becomes the FIA WTCR Junior Driver Title to further the highlight the participation of young drivers in WTCR. To be eligible, drivers must be 24 or under on January 1, 2021, and must not haven taken part in any WTCR or FIA World Touring Car Championship events prior to 2019. WTCR Junior Title contenders are eligible for overall WTCR points and score points towards the FIA WTCR Junior Driver Title on the same basis as the overall classification with the exception of Qualifying when points are only allocated following Q1.

WTCR CALENDAR 2021

Rounds 1 and 2: WTCR Race of Germany, Nürburgring Nordschleife: June 3-5

Rounds 3 and 4: WTCR Race of Portugal, Circuito do Estoril: June 26-27

Rounds 5 and 6: WTCR Race of Spain, MotorLand Aragón: July 10-11

Rounds 7 and 8: WTCR Race of Hungary, Hungaroring: August 21-22

Rounds 9 and 10: WTCR Race of Czech Republic, Autodrom Most: October 8-10

Rounds 11 and 12: WTCR Race of France, Circuit Pau-Arnos: October 16-17

Rounds 13 and 14: WTCR Race of Italy, Adria International Raceway: November 6-7

Rounds 15 and 16: WTCR Race of Russia, Sochi Autodrom: November 27-28

WTCR weekends begin with two free practice sessions of 45 minutes and 30 minutes duration, followed by a single qualifying session. This will be split into three stages, including two elimination periods, at all events with the exception of WTCR Race of Germany where one uninterrupted qualifying session lasting 40 minutes is run.

HOW POINTS ARE SCORED?

WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup for Drivers and Teams:
Qualifying Q1: 1st: 5; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 3; 4th: 2; 5th: 1*
Qualifying Q3: 1st: 5; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 3; 4th: 2; 5th: 1
Race 1: 1st: 25; 2nd: 20; 3rd: 16; 4th: 13; 5th: 11; 6th: 10; 7th: 9; 8th: 8; 9th: 7; 10th: 6; 11th: 5; 12th: 4; 13th: 3; 14th: 2; 15th: 1
Race 2: 1st: 25; 2nd: 20; 3rd: 16; 4th: 13; 5th: 11; 6th: 10; 7th: 9; 8th: 8; 9th: 7; 10th: 6; 11th: 5; 12th: 4; 13th: 3; 14th: 2; 15th: 1

*At WTCR Race of Germany, where there is only one single qualifying session, the fastest five drivers at the end of Qualifying score points as follows: 1st: 10; 2nd: 8; 3rd: 6; 4th: 4; 5th: 2

FIA WTCR Junior Driver Title:
Qualifying Q1: 1st: 5; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 3; 4th: 2; 5th: 1**
Race 1: 1st: 25; 2nd: 20; 3rd: 16; 4th: 13; 5th: 11; 6th: 10; 7th: 9; 8th: 8; 9th: 7; 10th: 6; 11th: 5; 12th: 4; 13th: 3; 14th: 2; 15th: 1
Race 2: 1st: 25; 2nd: 20; 3rd: 16; 4th: 13; 5th: 11; 6th: 10; 7th: 9; 8th: 8; 9th: 7; 10th: 6; 11th: 5; 12th: 4; 13th: 3; 14th: 2; 15th: 1

**Points are not allocated for Qualifying Q3. At WTCR Race of Germany, where there is only one single qualifying session, the fastest five drivers at the end of Qualifying score points as follows: 1st: 10; 2nd: 8; 3rd: 6; 4th: 4; 5th: 2

WTCR Trophy:
Fastest Qualifying lap: 1
Race 1: 
1st: 10; 2nd: 8; 3rd: 5; 4th: 3; 5th: 1; Fastest lap: 1
Race 2: 1st: 10; 2nd: 8; 3rd: 5; 4th: 3; 5th: 1; Fastest lap: 1

WTCR ALL-SEASON ENTRY LIST (170521)

Number Driver (NAT) Team Car*
3 Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR
5 Norbert Michelisz (HUN) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR
8 Luca Engstler (DEU) Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR
9 Attila Tassi (HUN) ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
11 Thed Björk (SWE) Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
12 Santiago Urrutia (URY) Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
16 Gilles Magnus (BEL) Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS
17 Nathanaël Berthon (FRA) Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS
18 Tiago Monteiro (PRT) ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
19 Andreas Bäckman (SWE) Target Competition Hyundai Elantra N TCR
22 Frédéric Vervisch (BEL) Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS
26 Jessica Bäckman (SWE) Target Competition Hyundai Elantra N TCR
28 Jordi Gené (ESP) Zengő Motorsport Drivers’ Academy CUPRA Leon Competición
29 Néstor Girolami (ARG) ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
32 Tom Coronel (NLD) Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS
55 Bence Boldizs (HUN) Zengő Motorsport Drivers’ Academy CUPRA Leon Competición
68 Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
69 Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR
82 Nicola Baldan (ITA) Target Competition Hyundai Elantra N TCR
79 Rob Huff (GBR) Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición
86 Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
96 Mikel Azcona (ESP) Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición
100 Yvan Muller (FRA) Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & C0 03 TCR
*All cars equipped with Goodyear tyres, use sustainable biofuel from P1 Racing Fuels

Sporting/Technical regulations to download:

FIA WTCR Sporting Regulations 2021 (050321)
FIA WTCR Technical Regulations 2021 (110121)