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All you need to know about WTCR Race of Slovakia

2019-05-04T11:59:24+02:00May 3rd, 2019|2019, WTCR Race of Slovakia 2019|

The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO heads to Slovakia next week. Here are some essential facts and figures.

THE CHALLENGE
Opened in 2010 40 kilometres east of the capital Bratislava, Slovakia Ring hosted the FIA World Touring Car Championship five times from 2012. Its challenging nature, speed variations, elevations and array of corner configurations makes it popular among drivers and fans with 32,000 turning out for race day in 2018. And there’s a double treat in store in 2019 with the FIM Endurance World Championship for motorbikes meaning action on two wheels as well as four. Described by inaugural WTCR OSCARO champion Gabriele Tarquini as “one of the best tracks in Europe”, the 225kph Turn 2 offers a big test.

THE ESSENTIALS
Rounds: 7-9
Venue: Slovakia Ring
Date: 10-12 May
Location: 800 Orechová Potôň 930 02, Slovakia
Length: 5.922 kilometres
Time zone: GMT +2 hours
Fly to: Bratislava Airport (41 kilometres)
Vienna International Airport (103 kilometres)
Stay: Bratislava (36 kilometres)
Race 1 distance: 9 laps
Race 2 distance: 9 laps
Race 3 distance: 11 laps
WTCR qualifying lap record: Gabriele Tarquini (Hyundai i30 N TCR): 2m09.312s (164.80kph), 14/07/18
WTCR race lap record: Gabriele Tarquini (Hyundai i30 N TCR): 2m11.061s (162.60kph), 14/07/18

Provisional key timings:
Friday 10 May: Free Practice 1: 09h15-10h00; Free Practice 2: 11h30-12h00; First Qualifying: 13h45-14h15; Second Qualifying Q1: 16h40-17h00; Second Qualifying Q2: 17h05-17h15; Second Qualifying Q3: 17h20 (first car starts)
Sunday 12 May: Race 1 (9 laps): 10h45; Race 1 podium: 11h25; Race 2 (9 laps): 15h15; Race 2 podium: 15h55; Race 3 (11 laps): 16h45; Race 3 podium: 17h30