Points and compensation weight systems amended for 2022 season

A number of changes to the points and weight compensation systems for the 2022 FIA World Touring Car Cup were announced today at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris.

The changes have been introduced in order to “refining the format, further improving the racing and minimising the strategizing element in qualifying”.

The points system has been changed with more points being awarded to the main race (30 points for a win) compared to the reversed grid race (25 points for a win).

The reversed grid race has also been moved from Race 1 to Race 2 for 2022.

Points in qualifying will now be awarded in all three sessions, Q1, Q2 and Q3. The points scale has also been increased to 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.

The maximum compensation weight has been reduced from 60kg to 40kg and the best qualifying lap times from the two previous events will be used for the calculations, instead of the average of the best two lap times from three events as in 2021.

A minimum repair time between races has been set to 60 minutes, this in order to ensure teams getting cars to the grid for the second race after incidents.