WTCR news round-up 05
Here’s a recap of some of the latest developments in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
INTENSE WTCR RACING EXCITES FARFUS
Augusto Farfus is counting down the days until the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO fires into life at WTCR Race of Morocco next month. Despite his extensive touring car experience, Farfus will be a WTCR / OSCARO rookie when season two begins in Marrakech from 5-7 April. But he’s excited rather than apprehensive about the prospect of joining the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID. Click for full story.
SAME COLOURS BUT NEW CAR AND TEAM FOR CORONEL IN WTCR
Tom Coronel will remain true to his yellow roots in this season’s WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. But while his car colour remains the same, the Dutchman will be CUPRA-powered following his switch to Comtoyou Racing for 2019. Click for full story.
NEW INITIATIVES AS WTCR EXCEEDS OSCARO’S EXPECTATIONS
OSCARO, the world’s leading online retailer of original automotive spare parts, has announced a number of new initiatives as it embarks on its second season as the Series Presenting Partner of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. Click for full story.
WTCR ACES GIROLAMI AND GUERRIERI STAR IN BUENOS AIRES
Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri took time out of their preparations for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO to attend a press conference in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires last week. Click for full story.
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL FOR WTCR RACER TASSI
Attila Tassi has revealed the race number design he will use during the fast-approaching 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. And the Hungarian teenager says the devil is in the detail. Click for full story.
WTCR WINNER HUFF INSPIRES CHERRY CHEUNG
Rob Huff was the inspiration as Cherry Cheung tried TCR racing for size at the Sepang International Circuit last month. The Hong Kong teenager finished ninth in the two TCR Malaysia races at the venue for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO super-finale later this year. Click for full story.
VOLKSWAGEN-POWERED ROOKIES CONTINUE WTCR PREPARATION
WTCR / OSCARO rookie racers Johan Kristoffersson and Benjamin Leuchter have been testing in readiness for the 2019 season. The Volkswagen-powered pair have been in action at the Circuito de Almeria in southern Spain as part of a major testing programme being undertaken by Sébastien Loeb Racing. Click for full story.
JAPANESE RAIN DANCE STILL REMEMBERED AHEAD OF WTCR 2019
CUPRA’s motorsport head Jaime Puig has said he will “never forget” Tom Coronel’s maiden victory in the FIA World Touring Car Championship after it was confirmed the Dutchman would be CUPRA-powered in 2019. Click for full story.