The expansion of TCR (Touring Car Racing) is showing no sign of slowing, with the successful category ready to land ‘down under’.
WSC Ltd, the organisation behind TCR, and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) have signed a five-year agreement for the development of TCR Australia, expected to begin in 2019.
CAMS will confirm the promoter in due course, with expressions of interest now open.
TCR is an exciting, international category, featuring a wide range of world-renowned vehicles, many of which would be a daily drive for motor sport fans.
Iconic brands such as Alfa Romeo, Audi, Fiat, Hyundai, Honda, Kia, Mercedes, Subaru and Volkswagen currently race in TCR series around the globe.
Marcello Lotti, CEO of WSC said: “We are absolutely delighted. The deal with CAMS, which is the driving force behind the success of Australian motor sport, adds a fourth continent to those – Europe, Asia and the Americas – where TCR series have already been established.
“This is also a great challenge, because motor sport is hugely popular in Australia and the local fans are enthusiastic and competent. We are confident that they will soon learn to love TCR just as has happened with their fellow fans across the rest of the world.”
Eugene Arocca, CEO of CAMS said: “This is an exciting development for Australian motor sport. TCR Australia will provide the opportunity for affordable, competitive action in cars that are direct derivatives of popular road going cars. We are looking forward to working with manufacturers and competitors to ensure the success of this category. The worldwide interest in TCR has been very encouraging and we anticipate that the competitive Australian car buying market will see a number of manufacturers support the category.
“We are now inviting expressions of interest from relevant parties in regards to the promotion of TCR Australia through a commercial management agreement. Anyone interested in finding out more should head to cams.com.au.”
For more information about TCR, head to tcr-series.com.
Published: 24 January, 2018