TCR South America set for introduction in 2021
The South American motorsport federation CODASUR has approved plans for the introduction of TCR South America in 2021.
Plans to run eight race weekends of two races each in four countries have been announced, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
“This is a great achievement for us, as it crowns the efforts of our South American partners,” said Marcello Lotti, the president of WSC Group the owner of the TCR concept and technical regulations.
“We really wanted to export TCR to South America, a region where touring car competition is hugely popular. This will please some of the manufacturers that have committed to TCR, and I’m especially thinking to Honda, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen that have always been very active in the local touring car championships.”
South America has produced several successful touring car drivers over the years, including Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri from Argentina and Augusto Farfus from Brazil.
“I think it’s the right time for South America to have a TCR series,” said Girolami.
“It is a perfect opportunity and the most important in my view is that young drivers may join with the aim of climbing the hierarchy and, eventually, arriving on top to the WTCR. As a Honda driver I would be delighted to represent the brand in this new series to showcase their product in South America.”