WTCR news round-up 06
Here’s a recap of some of the latest developments in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
PWR TAKES ON #WTCR2019SUPERGRID WITH TWO-CAR CUPRA TEAM
Swedish team PWR Racing will embark on its biggest challenge to date when it steps up to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in 2019. It will field the CUPRA TCR in the 30-race series and has secured support from the Spanish brand. Two exciting driver announcements are planned in the coming weeks as preparations for the new WTCR / OSCARO season continue in earnest. Click for full story.
HOME HERO BENNANI WELCOMES 2M’S CONTINUED WTCR COVERAGE
Mehdi Benanni has described confirmation that live free-to-air coverage of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO will continue on 2M in Morocco in 2019 as a “win-win” for both broadcaster and series. The first Moroccan to claim victory in an FIA world championship motor race is a winner in WTCR / OSCARO and will be a major force on the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID in his Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, starting from next month’s season-opening WTCR Race of Morocco. Click for full story.
FINAL 2019 WTCR / OSCARO CALENDAR APPROVED BY FIA WMSC
The calendar for the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO has been approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. At its meeting in Geneva on 7 March, the WMSC ratified the date of the inaugural WTCR Race of Malaysia from 13-15 December, thereby finalising the full schedule for the upcoming season. Click for full story.
WTCR RACER VERNAY EXCITED TO BE ON THE #ROADTOMALAYSIA
Drivers in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO are officially on the #ROADTOMALAYSIA following confirmation of the date of the 2019 super-finale at the recent meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council. Here’s what Jean-Karl Vernay, one of only a handful of WTCR / OSCARO racers with experience of the Sepang International Circuit has had to say about the challenge ahead. Click for full story.
GIROLAMI A FAN AFTER FIRST HONDA WTCR RUN
Néstor Girolami got his first taste of Honda Civic Type R TCR power during two days of testing at Zandvoort last week – and liked the experience. Girolami joined ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport team-mate Esteban Guerrieri at the Dutch seaside track in preparation for the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. Click for full story.
MICHELISZ’S FAVOURITE COLOURS INSPIRE WTCR NUMBER DESIGN
Norbert Michelisz had only one request when he commissioned his designer to come up with the logo that will form the basis of his number design in this year’s WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. Michelisz’s design incorporates his now-famous number ‘5’, plus his two favourite colours, as the Hyundai-powered Hungarian explained. Click for full story.
STRIKING LIVERY FOR KCMG WTCR HONDAS
This is how the KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCRs of Tiago Monteiro and Attila Tassi will look when they line up on the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID. Featuring the identity of partners HELL ENERGY, Brose and Castrol, the livery will be seen in action for the first time when Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosts official WTCR / OSCARO testing from 28-29 March. Click for full story.
NINE IS FINE: WTCR TEAM COMTOYOU EXPANDS FOR DUAL CAMPAIGN
Belgian outfit Comtoyou Racing is set for a busy 2019 with nine cars to manage across four teams and in two different series, including the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. Click for full story.