TCR World Tour gets FIA status and confirms 2024 calendar
The TCR World Tour has been granted FIA status and will be known as the Kumho FIA TCR World Tour from 2024. Also confirmed today is a nine-race 2024 calendar with rounds in Italy, Morocco, USA, Brazil, Uruguay, China, Australia and Macau.
“Over the years, world touring car racing has been undergoing constant evolution, with different technical regulations and formats utilised, and with FIA titles decided either through a series or at a single event,” said Alan Gow, FIA Touring Car Commission President.
“Given that TCR is a proven set of technical regulations with a strong customer racing platform, the concept behind the Kumho FIA TCR World Tour is something that made a lot of sense for the FIA to support it, and we look forward to its success.”
The agreement between WSC, the TCR rights holders, and the FIA spans over three years.
“We are immensely proud that, after only one racing season, the concept of the Kumho TCR World Tour has already met with general approval from the motor sport community,” said Marcello Lotti, WSC President.
“2023 has been successful thanks to the trust and support of the promoters of several national and regional TCR championships, the manufacturers, teams and drivers. To now be able to award an FIA title is the icing on the cake and provides us with powerful motivation to do our utmost to make this platform even stronger and more popular. Which is why our first efforts have been to focus on putting together an ambitious and attractive calendar for the next season. A string of nine events that makes the Kumho FIA TCR World Tour the first ever international series for touring cars to visit six continents.”
The season will start with the only European round at Vallelunga in Italy on April 19-21, before moving on to a return to Africa and the streets of Marrakech on May 3-4.
The FIA TCR World Tour will then head to the USA and Mid-Ohio on June 7-8.
The following two rounds will take place in South America, with a yet to be confirmed Brazilian round on July 19-21 and a return to El Pinar in Uruguay on August 2-4.
The weekend of September 20-22 will see the the championship making its first visit to China and the Zhuzhou International Circuit.
The last three race weekends will just as this year take place in Australia and Macau, with Sydney Motorsport Park on November 1-2 and Mount Panorama on November 7-9, before the season finale on the Macau Guia Circuit, November 14-17.
2024 FIA TCR World Tour Calendar
19-21/4 – Vallelunga – Italy
03-04/5 – Marrakech – Morocco
07-08/6 – Mid-Ohio – USA
19-21/7 – TBC – Brazil
02-04/8 – El Pinar – Uruguay
20-22/9 – Zhuzhou – China
01-02/11 – Sydney Motorsport Park – Australia
07-09/11 – Mount Panorama – Australia
14-17/11 – Guia Circuit – Macau