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WTCR official test confirmed at Barcelona

The season’s first official test for the 2019 World Touring Car Cup has been confirmed for March 28th-29th at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain for the second year in a row.

The new WTCR’s inaugural season kicked off at the Spanish circuit last year, and the pre-season two-day test event will again take place at the Catalan track, just over a week before the first round of the season at the Marrakech street circuit in Morocco.

The majority of drivers are due to be present, with a few exceptions due to the clashing International GT Challenge event at Laguna Seca, which will likely see drivers such as Frédéric Vervisch, Nicky Catsburg and Augusto Farfus unavailable.

“Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is an obvious choice for the two days of official testing,” said WTCR promoter Francois Ribeiro. “It’s an established testing venue, it offers excellent facilities, a good variation of corners and is ideally located on the route our teams will take for the sea crossings to Morocco and onward to Marrakech for the first event of the new season.”