Local rising stars handed WTCR Race of Hungary wildcard entries
Local talents Attila Tassi and Dániel Nagy will become the first wildcards to chase success in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
The Hungarian youngsters have been handed a huge opportunity to join the all-season racers at WTCR Race of Hungaroring from 27-29 April having demonstrated plenty of promise during their short careers.
Tassi, 18 (pictured), runner-up to Jean-Karl Vernay in last season’s TCR International Series, will pilot a JAS Motorsport-built Honda Civic Type R TCR for the Hell Racing Team. Twenty-year-old Nagy, meanwhile, will compete in a Hyundai i30 N TCR for the M1RA squad, having demonstrated potential in the World Touring Car Championship in the past.
From WTCR Race of Hungary onwards, WTCR OSCARO promoter Eurosport Events, in partnership with motorsport’s world governing body, the FIA, is giving the opportunity for at least two additional drivers to join the entry on a one-off basis.
They could be promising talents from the host country worthy of showcasing their ability on a world stage or drivers with a strong link to the event or relevance to the local market.
“We are very pleased to announce the first two WTCR OSCARO wildcards, two local drivers with real promise who are determined to demonstrate the abilities in a very strong and highly competitive series,” said François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, promoter of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. “As well as encouraging big names with a strong profile locally to race in WTCR, we always wanted the wildcard programme to give the chance to young drivers with real promise to showcase their abilities against touring car legends. And if they can perform to a super-high standard, then a full season in WTCR in 2019 will be richly deserved. We’re planning to announce a number of exciting wildcards over the coming months.”