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TCR organisers launch TCR Las Americas championship in Central America

The promoters of the TCR International Series, WSC, have launched a brand new championship in Central America and the Caribbean, titled TCR Las Americas, which will launch in October this year for a 2016-2017 season.

The series was launched last week in Santo Domingo and will take place over seven countries during the 2016-2017 season, starting in Mexico at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit, supporting the Formula 1 World Championship, and ending in Venezuela in March 2017.

“This was a plan we have worked on for some time, as this region is an important market for car manufacturers and has a long-standing tradition for touring car competitions,” said WSC CEO Marcello Lotti.

“Some of the countries that will host the series already have strong national championships. As soon as we began negotiating with the local promoters we met with an overwhelming enthusiasm from them, but also from local teams and drivers. The fact that the series will be run in what we consider the ‘off season’ in Europe may encourage some of the European teams to take part.”

2016-2017 TCR Las Americas calendar

Date – Event
Oct 30 – Mexico, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Nov 27 – USA, Homestead-Miami Speedway
Dec 18 – Dominican Republic, Autódromo Sunix
Jan 15 – Guatemala, Autódromo Pedro Cofiño
Feb 12 – Costa Rica, Circuito Grupo Sur en Parque Viva
Mar 12 – Colombia, Autódromo de Tocancipá
Mar 26 – Venezuela, Autódromo Internacional Simón Bolívar