ETCC expands to five races in 2013

The FIA European Touring Car Cup has expanded to five races for 2013. The calendar starts at Monza in March as a support event to WTCC and ends in October at Brno with Auto GP.

The three other rounds will be held at Slovakiaring, April, Salzburgring, May and a yet to be confirmed track in Italy in July.

All races will be shown on Eurosport delayed, expect for the final two rounds which will be shown live.

The championship features three different categories, S2000, S1600 and one-make classes such as SEAT León Supercopa. One class has been removed from 2012: Super Production.

A new feature for 2013 is the Lady Trophy Cup. A total of 10 000 euros per event in prize money is available for the best placed female driver in either of the categories.

Fernando Monje claimed the 2012 ETCC title in his diesel-powered SEAT León, a car which will not be permitted next year as diesel engines have been banned from the championship.

ETCC 2013 Calendar

24/03 Monza
28/04 Slovakiaring
19/05 Salzburgring
14/07 TBA (Italy)
06/10 Brno