The conditions for entry into October’s TCR Trophy Europe have been revealed, with drivers qualifying for entry through a number of different options.
Unlike in 2016, the 2017 TCR Trophy Europe will be held over a single race weekend at the Adria International Raceway in Northern Italy.
Drivers can become eligible for the Trophy by competing for the full season in one of a number of TCR championships, including the International, BeNeLux, German, Baltic, Iberico, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia or Spain series.
Furthermore, drivers who compete in a minimum of four European events of the TCR International Series will also be eligible. That limits entries to competing in any four of the five events at Spa-Francorchamps, TBA (likely to be Monaco), Salzburgring, Hungaroring or Oschersleben.
Qualifying points will be awarded at the Adria event, with a bonus of five points allocated to any driver who took part in a full season of one of the previous championships.
For entries eligible through competing in the European events, a point will be awarded for each event participated in (resulting in either four or five points being issued).
The format of the event is likely to be similar to that of the TCR International Series, with full Sporting Regulations to be published by 15 February.
The entry fee is set at €4,000 per car and can be lodged after 1 March 2017. Should entrants compete in all five European events of the TCR International Series then a special fee of €10,000 will apply.
Three road-going cars will be awarded as prizes after the event to the top three drivers respectively, representing the street equivalent of their race car.