wtcr News and Analysis
The World Touring Car Cup has cancelled its two races on the Nurburgring Nordschleife this weekend because of safety fears over Goodyear’s control tyres on the 15.77-mile circuit.
CUPRA has announced EKS, the team of the current ETCR champion Mattias Ekstrom, as its new partner in the electric touring car championship.
The TCR formula used in the FIA World Touring Car Cup, and inspiring the eTouring Car World Cup, was introduced in 2015 and signalled a new era for tin-top racing worldwide.
Hyundai Motorsport has announced team principal Andrea Adamo will leave the team with immediate effect after six years with the Korean marque.
Cupra drivers Rob Huff and Mikel Azcona were delighted to end the FIA World Touring Car Cup season on a high by sharing a pair of victories in Sochi’s WTCR finale.
Rob Huff scored his first World Touring Car Cup victory of the season and became the 12th winner in 16 races in a thrilling wet-weather finale at Sochi.
Yann Ehrlacher secured his second consecutive World Touring Car Cup title with a safe sixth place finish in race one at a sodden Sochi, as Mikel Azcona came from eighth on the grid to score his first win of the season.
The WTCR series has revealed its 2022 calendar, which includes a first trip to the classic Pau street circuit since 2009 and a return to its traditional Macau season finale.
The momentum behind electric motorsport gathered pace in 2021 with the introduction of the Pure ETCR touring car championship and Extreme E off-road category.
Gabriele Tarquini has an unenviable Formula 1 record for the most failures to qualify. But the Italian's spirit remained undiminished, which explains in part why the tin-top ace is only now retiring, aged 59. Anthony Peacock visited him at his apartment for a feature in the 31 January 2013 issue of Autosport magazine to understand his enduring love for racing
OPINION: It's not often that a driver achieves widespread affection for their personality, as well as their on-track performances. One such individual is Gabriele Tarquini, who will soon bring the curtain down on a remarkable career that has yielded touring car titles on the European and global stage - and, famously, in Britain too
Cupra drivers Rob Huff and Mikel Azcona say the WTCR’s Balance of Performance and compensation weight have hurt their performance at the past two rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup.
Yann Ehrlacher has one hand on a second consecutive World Touring Car Cup after scoring a convincing victory from pole position at Adria in Italy.
Touring car legend Gabriele Tarquini has announced he will retire at the end of the current FIA World Touring Car Cup season, bringing down the curtain on a professional racing career spanning almost 40 years.
Mattias Ekstrom has hailed his Cupra Racing team after being crowned the inaugural Pure ETCR champion following a dramatic showdown at Pau-Arnos in France.
Mattias Ekstrom and CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport became the inaugural Pure ETCR champions in a brutal season finale at Pau-Arnos in France.
Cupra Racing’s Mikel Azcona believes he can challenge for the WTCR crown after finishing in second place in the second race at Most, just 24 hours after wrapping up the TCR Europe title.
Norbert Michelisz and Nestor Girolami made it ten different winners from ten rounds as the World Touring Car Cup paid its first visit to Most in the Czech Republic.
Mikel Azcona believes his TCR Europe championship bid is helping his World Touring Car Cup performances, as he plans to compete in both on the same weekend – in different countries – next month.
Versatility is proving vital to Mattias Ekstrom’s Pure ETCR championship challenge as he spearheads Cupra’s programmes in both the electric touring car series and the off-road Extreme E.
Cupra driver Mikel Azcona hailed an “amazing” weekend after claiming two WTCR podiums and victory in Pure ETCR at his Zengo Motorsport squad’s home circuit of the Hungaroring.
Santiago Urrutia became the eighth different race winner from eight races in the 2021 World Touring Car Cup with victory at the Hungaroring, leaving him level on points with fellow Lynk & Co driver and reigning champion Yann Ehrlacher at the top of the standings.
The FIA World Touring Car Cup has added three new venues to cap off the 2021 season, with the final round now set to take place at the Sochi Autodrom in November.
Pure ETCR series leader Mattias Ekstrom believes the inaugural champion will be a driver and team that performs consistently well in all environments.
Philipp Eng scored victory on his Pure ETCR debut on the streets of Copenhagen to head a highly-emotional one-two finish for Romeo Ferraris-M1RA.
Frederic Vervisch won the second World Touring Car Cup race from pole at Aragon, while Gabriele Tarquini scored his first win in two years in the opening contest.
Mikel Azcona expects racing a traditional internal combustion engine touring car and an electric tin top on the same weekend to provide a “great challenge”.
Rob Huff opened his FIA World Touring Car Cup points account for the season despite a speed deficit to his rivals being “out of his hands” in Estoril.
Attila Tassi saved Honda’s blushes to score his first World Touring Car Cup victory after a loose bonnet cost Tiago Monteiro what had looked like a certain home win at Estoril.
The Geely Group behind the Lynk & Co WTCR squad has blasted series promoter Eurosport Events and "suspended its co-operation" with promoting its local round at Ningbo, China, this November.
Jean-Karl Vernay headed new teammate Luca Engstler to win on his debut for Hyundai at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, after Honda veteran Tiago Monteiro won the reversed-grid WTCR season opener.
Nestor Girolami claimed his second successive World Touring Car Cup pole position on the Nurburgring Nordschleife after topping a dry 40-minute session at the opening round of the 2021 season.
New Hyundai WTCR signing Jean-Karl Vernay says his "biggest challenge" this year will be jumping between the marque's latest Elantra model and its all-electric PURE ETCR challenger.
Veteran touring car driver Tiago Monteiro is resolute that he can recapture his past form and challenge for the 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup title.
The FIA World Touring Car Cup will revert to double-header race weekends in 2021 as part of a raft of changes approved by the World Motor Sport Council yesterday.
Yann Ehrlacher became the youngest ever FIA touring car champion at a global level on Sunday by clinching the World Touring Car Cup in Aragon, as his uncle Yvan Muller completed a Cyan Racing team one-two at the top of the standings.
Dylan O’Keeffe is targeting a full-time seat in the World Touring Car Cup following a successful debut at the Zolder circuit in Belgium last weekend.
Honda driver Tiago Monteiro believes electrification makes “even more sense” for touring cars than for single-seaters amid the changing landscape in motorsport and the wider automobile industry.
Former GP2 race winner Luca Filippi will make his World Touring Car Cup debut at Zolder this weekend, driving an Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR for Romeo Ferraris.
Dylan O’Keeffe will drive a Renault Megane RS TCR for Vukovic Motorsport in the opening round of the World Touring Car Cup at Zolder this weekend.
The Renault brand is set to be represented on the World Touring Car Cup grid in 2020, with Vukovic Motorsport planning to field a Megane RS TCR car for the full season.