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New TC Open Series to be run for TCR-spec cars in Europe

Further details have been released regarding the new-for-2017 Touring Car Open, which will be held across six different circuits in western Europe for TCR-specification cars.

The new series is being promoted by Spain-based GT Sport, headed up by Jesús Pareja, and aims to offer a ‘top-level European series, based on six events at the most prestigious F1 circuits across the continent’.

Events will be run alongside the International GT Open and Euroformula Open, for cars which comply to the current TCR regulations, featuring turbocharged engines up to two-litres. The rules are likely to allow other forms of touring car to enter, under the ‘open’ system.

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Each event will consist of two races of 35 minutes in length, with the promoters putting in place a comprehensive television package with Motors TV and online streaming.

2017 TC Open calendar

May 27 / 28 – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

June 10 / 11 – Circuit Paul Ricard, France

July 1 / 2 – Hungaroring, Hungary (in conjunction with TCR International)

September 2 / 3 – Silverstone, United Kingdom

September 30 / October 1 – Autodromo di Monza, Italy

October 28 / 29 – Barcelona, Spain

Update: This article originally stated that the TC Open would run in conjunction with the TCR International Series at the Hungaroring. The two series’ will not share the track together, with TCR running on the same weekend as the GT Open.

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