As well as welcoming all-season registrations, the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup accepts entries on a race-by-race basis.

This option appeals to drivers intent on showcasing their skills against the world’s best touring car racers that perhaps don’t have the funding required for a full campaign, or those wishing to contest their home WTCR event.

While race-by-race or ‘wildcard’ drivers are not eligible for points and must carry an extra 10 kilograms of compensation weight on top of any additional weight mandated by the 2022 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Sporting Regulations, a number of benefits are available.

What’s included in the entry package?
It costs €5000 per car to enter the WTCR on a race-by-race basis and the acceptance of all wildcard entries is subject to FIA approval. The entry package per event includes:

  • 2 practice sessions (45 minutes and 30 minutes)
  • 1 qualifying session (at least 20 minutes of running time if eliminated at first stage)
  • 2 races (between 50-70 kilometres depending on venue)
  • Allocated pit garage/paddock area (depending on venue)
  • 7 pitlane passes
  • 3 car parking passes
  • Consultation session with Goodyear engineer
  • Pre-event and post-event press releases
  • Social media campaign
  • Participation in official portrait shoot
  • Articles and profile published on FIAWTCR.com
  • Driver considered for inclusion in pre-event virtual press conference and WTCR All Access
  • Coverage on WTCR’s global television feed
  • Profile provided to TV commentators
  • Participation in podium ceremony (if classified in top 3)
  • Options to purchase paddock hospitality*
  • Inclusion in autograph session/promotional activities*

*COVID-19 protocol permitting

All entered cars must comply with the FIA Technical Regulations, available here: FIA WTCR Technical Regulations 2022 (181121)

Entry procedure
Go to https://registrations.fia.com/wtcr for the online entry form

The closing date for entries is 14 days prior to each event

Conditions of entry can be found in Article 6.8 and Article 13.6 of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Sporting Regulations for 2022 available here: FIA WTCR Sporting Regulations 2022 (151221)

Wildcard racers in 2020:
Nicolas Baert (Belgium)
Luca Filippi (Italy)
Petr Fulín (Czech Republic)
Dylan O’Keeffe (Australia)
José Manuel Sapag (Argentina)

Wildcard racers in 2021:
Nicola Baldan (Italy)
Petr Fulín (Czech Republic)
Kirill Ladygin (Russia)
Mikhail Mityaev (Russia)

More information
Fiona Rees, fiona.rees@fiawtcr.com