Bahrain and Saudi Arabia completes 2022 WTCR calendar

The long-awaited confirmation of the final two rounds 2022 FIA World Touring Car Cup rounds has come, featuring Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The penultimate round will be held at the Bahrain International Circuit on November 10-12 and the season finale will take place at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on November 25-27 as a night race.

“Having two world-class venues such as the Bahrain International Circuit and Jeddah Corniche Circuit joining the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup calendar is a positive development for the series,” said Alan Gow, FIA Touring Car Commission President.

“It’s also great to finally have a joint event with the FIA World Endurance Championship. Despite obvious differences in cars and race durations, touring cars and sportscars belong to the same family of closed-cockpit racing. There have always been crossovers between the two and drivers tend to switch from one discipline to another. This will also be something special for the fans, the media and should offer both promoters the opportunity to do some interesting promotional activities.”

The WTCR planned to host its final part of the calendar in Asia, plans which were scrapped due to travel restrictions.

WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup remaining 2022 events
Rounds 15 and 16: WTCR Race of Bahrain, Bahrain International Circuit, November 10-12
Rounds 17 and 18: WTCR Race of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah Corniche Circuit, November 25-27**
**Subject to signature of the Event Promoter’s Agreement