TCR Australia set for start in 2019
An agreement has been made between the Australian motorsport confederation CAMS and WSC Ltd, the TCR organising body, to start development of a TCR Australia Series expected to begin in 2019.
“This is an exciting development for Australian motor sport. TCR will provide the opportunity for affordable-cost, competitive action in cars that are direct derivatives of popular road going cars,” said Eugene Arocca, CEO of CAMS.
”We are now inviting expressions of interest from relevant parties in regards to the promotion of the TCR Australia series through a commercial management agreement. Anyone interested in finding out more should head to cams.com.au.”
The agreement marks the first time CAMS has introduced international touring car regulations other than Supercars since Super Touring raced between 1993 and 2001.
“We are absolutely delighted. The deal with CAMS, which is the driving force behind the success of Australian motor sport, adds a fourth continent to those – Europe, Asia and the Americas – where TCR series have already been established, “said Marcello Lotti, CEO of WSC. “This is also a great challenge, because touring car racing is hugely popular in Australia and the local motor sport fans are enthusiastic and competent. We are confident that they will soon learn to love TCR just as has happened with their fellow fans across the rest of the world.”