New TC Open series announced as part of GT Open package

GT Sport, the organisers of the successful International GT Open championship, have announced a brand new touring car series to support their GT and Euroformula Open series in 2017.

The calendar of the three championships was approved at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Vienna two weeks’ ago, with the new championship open to front and rear-wheel drive turbocharged touring cars with an engine capacity of up to 2,000cc.

Although exact details of the technical regulations are set to follow, the rules are most likely to attract TCR-specification cars, although the rules are set to be “open” to other technical regulations as well which could include TC1, TCN1 and older Super 2000 models.

The series promises pan-European live TV coverage and livestreaming.

2017 TC Open Series calendar

Date – Event
May 28th – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Jun 11th – Paul Ricard, France
Jul 2nd – Hungaroring, Hungary
Sept 3rd – Silverstone, United Kingdom
Oct 1st – Monza, Italy
29th Oct – Barcelona, Spain