WTCR Trophy expanded for 2022 season

Discovery Sports Events – the promoter of the World Touring Car Cup – has announced that the WTCR Trophy will be expanded for the 2022 season to include two additional awards.

Whilst the main trophy will once again go to the best performing Independent driver who doesn’t benefit from any manufacturer support, two extra trophies will also be on offer across the course of the campaign.

The first of those will cover the opening six meetings in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain and Portugal and will run under the WTCR Trophy Europe banner, with the details of the second trophy to cover the remaining races to be announced at a later date.

In an additional move, drivers who are competing in events on a wildcard basis will be able to score points towards the WTCR Trophy whilst previous WTCC title winners will also be eligible.

“The WTCR Trophy is a great initiative to have a series within a series,” Gilles Magnus, winner last season, said. “Because the level is really high with the big guys it’s almost impossible to compete against them in your first year. So it’s good to have this series for the young drivers and it proves you can become a professional if you do well in the WTCR Trophy.

“I did everything I could to win the WTCR Trophy. My goal ever since I started my career was to be with a brand like Audi Sport, it’s such a famous name and it makes this reward ten times better. I cannot put my emotions into words, but it’s just great and this adventure is only just starting.”