Young, fast and racing in the WTCR

2021-12-30T00:09:21+01:00December 30th, 2021|2021|

The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup was once again the place for young drivers to shine at international touring car racing’s highest level in 2021. Here’s a reminder.

Mikel Azcona: The 25-year-old continued his sequence of winning in the WTCR in each season he’s taken part with a fine victory at WTCR VTB Race of Russia.

Bence Boldizs: Ex-rallycross driver, 24, carried on showing promise despite lacking experience.

Yann Ehrlacher: Made it back-to-back WTCR titles aged 25.

Luca Engstler: Took the WTCR Junior Driver title as a 21-year-old.

Gilles Magnus (pictured): The 22-year-old WTCR Trophy winner scored a breakthrough maiden outright victory in 2022.

Attila Tassi: Became the second youngest WTCR winner shortly after turning 22.

Santiago Urrutia: With two wins in 2022, the 25-year-old is an established WTCR frontrunner.

Young talents Andreas Bäckman (26) and Jessica Bäckman (24) also raced in the WTCR in 2021 and both scored points to underline their potential.