WTCR 2018: all you must know

April 2, 2018

WTCR – FIA World Touring Automotive Cup provided by OSCARO is go in Marrakech this week when WTCR AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco takes place. That is what you must know.

WTCC turns into WTCR:WTCR – FIA World Touring Automotive Cup provided by OSCARO is the model new title for the FIA World Touring Automotive Championship from 2018.

So what changes?Except for the title and guidelines, WTCR stays the premier FIA world touring car sequence, the workforce behind the scenes is analogous, WTCR will run to the FIA’s stringent sporting and technical pointers, most of the tracks will possible be acquainted and the overwhelming majority of the drivers have WTCC experience.

Nevertheless there’s a model new format, correct?In an thrilling change, race weekends will now attribute two qualifying durations comparatively than the sooner one, whereas an extra race has been added to the schedule to make it three in entire. With 10 weekends between April and November that means 30 action-packed races.

How will it work?At most events, one qualifying session and one race will occur on the opening day of a weekend, with the second day further in keeping with the earlier WTCC format: significantly a three-phase qualifying session and two races with the first race from a reverse grid.

Does the components system change?It does and that’s the manner it really works:
The 5 drivers throughout the Q3 part of Second Qualifying ranking components as follows: 5-4-Three-2-1.
R1: prime 10 labeled finishers ranking components as follows: 27-20-17-14-12-10-Eight-6-4-2 
R2: prime 10 labeled finishers ranking components as follows: 25-18-15-12-10-Eight-6-4-2-1
R3: prime 10 labeled finishers ranking components as follows: 30-23-19-16-13-10-7-4-2-1

Have the changes proved widespread?Very so much so. All entry areas have been snapped up ahead of the deadline and the grid is filled with champions along with four WTCC title holders.

And what regarding the cars?The TCR technical guidelines cater for front-wheel-drive, four/five-door saloons or hatchbacks using turbocharged manufacturing engines with a functionality of between 1750-2000cc and with a most vitality output of 350bhp. Plenty of producers have, or are throughout the course of, of homologating TCR cars along with Alfa Romeo, Audi, Cupra, Honda, Hyundai, Peugeot and Volkswagen. A Steadiness of Effectivity (BOP) system has been developed to ensure a stage collaborating in space between the cars.