Uruguay TCR World Tour layout unveiled

The rights holders of TCR, the WSC Group, has unveiled the layout for Uruguay’s round of the 2023 TCR World Tour, which will be held over the weekend of 19-20 August.

First constructed in 1956, the Autodromo Víctor Borrat Fabini in El Pinar has hosted a number of national championships, and more recently the TCR South America series.

Uruguay is one of two back-to-back World Tour events in South America, with a round in San Luis, Argentina set to take place a week later.

Speaking earlier this year about the impact of having two rounds in the region, Marcello Lotti, the CEO of WSC Group said: “We strongly wanted to bring the TCR WORLD TOUR there, because touring car competition is hugely popular in the region, and also because TCR South America during its first two seasons has established itself as one of the most competitive TCR series worldwide.”

The clockwise El Pinar circuit is a high-speed but technical challenge for cars, with a flowing right-left sequence of corners before a sharp left-hander leading to a double-apex right-hand turn.

The El Pinar track diagram revealed by Lotti on Monday includes several possible configurations with the final layout still to be officially confirmed.

An additional loop features towards the end of the lap, with a slow right-hand hairpin leading onto the back straight, while an extra section comprising of a medium-speed right-hander followed by a right-hand hairpin and sweeping left-hander could also feature. TouringCarTimes understands this will be the layout used in the TCR World Tour event.

A long-radius left-hander then flows into a long back-straight providing good slipstreaming opportunities heading into a tight final hairpin.