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35 cars expected for TCR World Tour in Uruguay as organisers invest $1.5m

The organisers of the TCR World Tour round at Autódromo Víctor Borrat Fabini – El Pinar in Uruguay have estimated that the event will see a joint field of 35 cars.

An investment of 1.5 million USD will also be made in track upgrades ahead of the event.

“The presence of the TCR World Tour is very important for us and we estimate that their nine cars will be joined by 26 from TCR South America,” said Julio Maglione, President of the Uruguayan Drivers Association.

“This is a big push for us to have a 100% international circuit, and we have so far invested 1.5 million USD.”

The upgrades include widening of the track, new safety barriers and run off areas, as well as renovated facilities.

“The works are going as planned and we hope that they will be completed by the first week of August,” said Maglione.

“We expect around 25,000 spectators. This will be an event not only for racing lovers, but also for families and we will start sales of tickets very soon.”

The organisers are working on an extension of the TCR World Tour contract beyond the 2023 round.

“Yes, the idea is to host the TCR World Tour in 2024 and 2025, but we will have to comply with the WSC on their complete requirements for the circuit – a discussion which is ongoing,” said Maglione.