Supercheap Auto TCR Australia to feature in WSC TCR World Tour global series from 2023
The TCR World Tour Series is a consolidation of TCR racing globally under the WSC group, replacing the previous independently-operated WTCR series.
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The new TCR World Tour Series will see the manufacturer customer racing teams from around the world race in Australia as part of a new nine race TCR World Tour Series.
This will see the world’s best TCR drivers and teams come to Australia to compete and race with Supercheap Auto TCR Australia in the global round(s) held here.
Announced last week, the WSC TCR World Tour will commence in Europe before heading to Australia late in the year.
This will incorporate Supercheap Auto TCR Australia into the global round(s) held here in Australia.
Following the ninth race, a TCR World Final will be held where the top 15 drivers in the World Tour will qualify, with the next best ranked drivers in the TCR World Rankings invited to a four-day ‘World Final.’ The event could see up to 60 drivers competing for the ultimate crown in TCR competition.
The venue for the world final is yet to be confirmed.
Titles in the TCR World Tour and TCR World Final will be awarded for drivers, teams and manufacturers.
Marcello Lotti, WSC Group President will be attending the Supercheap TCR Australia finale at Bathurst on November 11-13.
TCR Australia has also been selected by WSC to also be one of the first regions to implement hybrid technology to its existing power plants, with the inclusion of push to pass technology. The inclusion of the series in the TCR World Tour will now see some local deployment and testing commence in Australia in 2023 with a full rollout in time for the 2024 season.
Founder and President, WSC Group
“WSC can confirm that the global calendar for TCR World Tour will be released shortly and that Australia will form a key part of that calendar,” said Lotti.
“The TCR World Tour will race in Australia which will see the manufacturer customer racing TCR World Tour teams race in Australia with the TCR Australia teams and series.
“Australia has consistently been one of the most exciting and professional TCR series and we are delighted to acknowledge this by bringing the benefit of a global audience and the TCR World Tour to Australia.”
Chief Operating Officer, Australian Racing Group
“This is a very major achievement for Australia to feature as part of the new TCR World Tour Series, it’s a significant commitment by WSC and the teams to come here and compete at our venue(s) and is a great opportunity for our own drivers to show case their talent to a global audience and potentially create new opportunities as a result,” said Curkpatrick.
“This is testament to our teams and drivers who have made the opening few seasons of competition down under one of the most regarded TCR series in the world.
“It is also pleasing to see the increased driver pathways that we are now seeing with the resumption of international travel; This has included Aaron Cameron competing in the FIA World games in TCR, Nathan Herne in the USA competing in Trans AM along with international drivers and now the TCR World Tour Series coming to Australia.
“For now, we look forward to our own Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series finale at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International on November 11-13.”