A three-event TCR Korea Series is to launch in mid-2018, with the series being promoted by J’s Consulting with the support of WSC Asia Limited.
Although full details have not yet been revealed, plans are in place to hold an official test in June before events take place over July, September and October.
Three events will be held consisting of two races per weekend, making a total of six races counting towards the championship.
“I’m very pleased to launch the TCR Series in Korea for next year,” said TCR Korea promoter Hongsik Jeon. “The interest in Touring Car racing around the world is growing and Customer Racing is become a worldwide trend.
“With the TCR Series enabling teams in Korea to use the same cars to contest national, regional and international championship, I believe that the launch of TCR Korea Series will provide a big chance for teams to develop not just locally, but internationally as well.”
With TCR carsb eing available from both KIA and Hyundai, the latter having proven to be extremely competitive in recent outings, WSC Asia’s David Sonenscher believes that interest in the new series will be strong.
“I am delighted to welcome TCR Korea into the TCR family,” added Sonenscher. “I believe that TCR Korea under the stewardship of J’s Consulting will be a strong addition to the numerous Championships that we have established across the globe and will strengthen the TCR concept and brand here in Asia.
“I am certain that TCR Korea will provide the close action and exciting racing that TCR has become widely known for, and with the recent launch of the Hyundai i30N TCR, the battle between domestic and International brands will provide an unrivalled attraction for Korean motorsport fans.
“I wish J’s all the best and we also look forward to holding joint TCR Asia and TCR Korea races in the near future.”