WTCR 2018: the year ahead
The FIA World Touring Car Championship will become the FIA World Touring Car Cup (abbreviated to WTCR) from this season and use the TCR technical regulations under a two-year licensing agreement between the FIA, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events Limited (EEL) and WSC, owner of the TCR concept and trademark.
Subject to FIA World Motor Sport Council and national motorsport federation (ASN) approval, the inaugural WTCR schedule will open at the semi-permanent Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech, Morocco (7-8 April) and close at the Circuito da Guia in Macau (15-18 November), ranked as the world’s most challenging street course and a touring car venue for more than half a century.
Here’s the provisional calendar for 2018*:
Marrakech (Morocco): 7-8 April
Hungaroring (Hungary): 28-29 April
Nürburgring Nordschleife (Germany): 10-12 May
Zandvoort (Netherlands): 19-21 May
Vila Real (Portugal): 23-24 June
Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina): 4-5 August
Ningbo (China): 29-30 September
Suzuka (Japan): 27-28 October
Macau (Macau): 15-18 November
*An additional event will be added on either 21-22 July or 6-7 October subject to approval