TCR Asia set for 2024 relaunch

TCR Asia is set to relaunch in 2024 with the announcement of two championships running in the region, with separate sprint and endurance series.

TCR Asia last ran back in 2022 with David Zhu taking the title for Teamwork Motorsport, although there was no series last year – with most teams instead electing to compete in TCR China.

The TCR Asia Challenge was however part of the Macau Grand Prix weekend, with Lo Sze Ho and Shaun Thong sharing the race wins.

For the new season, TCR Asia will run a five-event calendar featuring a total of ten sprint races, with the opening two events both taking place at Sepang.

Buriram in Thailand will then host round three before the final two events at Zhejiang and then the Shanghai International Circuit in China.

Alongside this, the TCR Asia Endurance series will kick off in March as part of the Sepang 12H, with a four hour race at Ningbo and then the Shanghai 8H rounding out the campaign.

“I am really pleased that we can finally get back to TCR racing in Asia,” series director David Sonenscher said. “We have been constantly monitoring the situation over the past few years and we feel that this is the right time to get things going again.

“I have received a lot of interest, and a certain amount of pressure, from teams and drivers since Macau last November, and that encouraged me to push ahead to make this happen. Now that we can formally announce this, I expect things to move forward positively.”

2024 TCR Asia – calendar:

20/21 April – Sepang International Circuit
4/5 May – Sepang International Circuit
22/23 June – Buriram International Circuit
13/14 July – Zhejiang International Circuit
7/8 September – Shanghai International Circuit

2024 TCR Asia Endurance – calendar:

14/16 March – 12H Sepang International Circuit
TBC – 4H Ningbo Speed Park
4/6 October – 8H Shanghai International Circuit