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FIA meeting prompts name change for TC3

SEAT León Cup CarThe newly-announced TC3 International Series will now be known as the TCR International Series following the meeting of the FIA World Motor Sports Council meeting in Qatar this week.

At the same time the international touring car series has received the approval of the FIA WMSC, with the promoter WSC Ltd. opting to use this as an opportunity to change the name. It has also been announced that Marcello Lotti has been appointed as CEO of the company.

“The name TC3 has been chosen to introduce the technical concept of a global Touring Car category, based on production cars, that was affordable to private teams and drivers and inspired by the existing GT3 concept,” explained Lotti.

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“We have decided on the change of name of the series to TCR that will create a strong and personal identity for the new series. In addition, the name change will avoid any potential confusion with other Touring Car championships and series that might suggest pre-arranged hierarchies.”

Lotti makes reference to the World Touring Car Championship, which he used to promote, which this season used the TC1 and TC2 nomenclatures.

The new TCR International Series website has now been changed to

2015 TCR Series Calendar

29 March : Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

12 April : Shanghai International Circuit, China

3 May : Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Spain

10 May : Autódromo Internacional Algarve (Portimão), Portugal

24 May : Autodromo di Monza, Italy

31 May : Salzburgring, Austria

21 June : Sochi Autodrom, Russia

26 July : Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez (Buenos Aires), Argentina

9 August : Autódromo Internacional Codegua, Chile

20 September : Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

25 October : Buriram International Circuit, Thailand

22 November : TBA

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