TCR Europe revise qualifying points system

Organisers of the TCR Europe Series have announced a change to the points system for the 2020 season.

The change will affect the points on offer during qualifying, which had previously been awarded to the top five drivers on a sliding scale from five down to one.

For 2020 however, the top ten drivers in the second stage of qualifying will now score points, with the pole-sitting driver securing ten points down to a single point for tenth spot.

“The reason for this is to come into line with the new Compensation Weight system that drops the fastest lap in the races to focus on the qualifying times,” series promoter Paulo Ferreira explained.

Other revisions to the sporting regulations for the new season see the minimum race distance changed to 55km – as first revealed when the 2020 calendar was confirmed back in December – and a decision to cap full season entries at 30.

Additional cars will be able to compete at individual rounds with a 32 grid available at all rounds bar Spa and Monza, where the maximum number of cars will be 34.

Full season entries will be accepted up to a deadline of 12 April.