Why 80 is the big new number in WTCR
A maximum of 80 points will be up for grabs at all 10 events counting for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in 2019.
It follows confirmation at yesterday’s meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Russia that a new point-scoring system will be introduced for WTCR OSCARO season two with the aim of ensuring more drivers can score points more often.
The top 15 drivers according to the final classification of Races 1, 2 and 3 will be rewarded as follows:
The same points-scoring system will be applied to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO for Teams. Wildcard drivers will no longer be eligible for points.
In addition, points will be distributed not only following Second Qualifying as in 2018 but following First Qualifying as well. The fastest five drivers according to the final classification will score as follows:
Under the old scoring system in 2018, drivers could score a maximum of 87 points if they won all three races and claimed the DHL Pole Position for Race 3. The TAG Heuer Most Valuable Driver was created to recognise the highest-scoring driver at each event.