Star-studded entry list revealed for WTCR’s sophomore season

Star-studded entry list revealed for WTCR’s sophomore season

2019 FIA WTCR drivers
Photo: Frederic Le Floch / DPPI

The official entry list for the second season of the FIA World Touring Car Cup has been published today, with 26 full-season entrants from 13 teams representing seven different brands all battling for the title.

Arguably the most talented touring car grid of all-time, no less than seven FIA title winners are represented, whilst the drivers on the grid have won a combined 43 major titles between them.

Heading the entry list is defending champion Gabriele Tarquini, who has remained with the BRC Racing Hyundai squad for 2019, alongside team-mate Norbert Michelisz.

Lynk & Co represents a new brand to both WTCR and the world of touring car racing, with four-time WTCC champion Yvan Muller being retained by Cyan Racing alongside three-time WTCC champion and one-time ETCC champion Andy Priaulx.

12 of the drivers who took victories in the 2018 season have remained on the grid, joined by nine new drivers to the series. A mix of experienced tin-top stalwarts and emerging talents will be gunning for the trophy.

“The variety of cars, the level of customer teams, the amount of champions, the mix of generations of drivers and the spread of forces across the field will make WTCR a unique flagship for the entire global TCR category,” said Head of Eurosport Events François Ribeiro.

“The #WTCR2019SUPERGRID is probably the best international touring car entry list we have seen in decades, certainly a level above 2018.

“I expect nothing else than 20 cars within one second in qualifying, fights at every level in all 30 races, plus one great champion crowned in Malaysia on 15 December.”

Driver No. Team Car
 Gabriele TARQUINI 1 BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Norbert MICHELISZ 5 BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Augusto FARFUS 8 BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Attila TASSI 9 KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR
 Niels LANGEVELD 10 Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Thed BJÖRK 11 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
 Rob HUFF 12 SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Johan KRISTOFFERSSON 14 SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Tiago MONTEIRO 18 KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR
 Aurélien PANIS 21 Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR
 Frédéric VERVISCH 22 Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Mehdi BENNANI 25 SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Néstor GIROLAMI 29 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
 Kevin CECCON 31 Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
 Benjamin LEUCHTER 33 SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Daniel HAGLÖF 37 PWR Racing CUPRA TCR
 Tom CORONEL 50 Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR
 Gordon SHEDDEN 52 Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Ma QING HUA 55 Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
 Yann EHRLACHER 68 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
 Jean-Karl VERNAY 69 Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Esteban GUERRIERI 86 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
 Nicky CATSBURG 88 BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Mikel AZCONA 96 PWR Racing CUPRA TCR
 Yvan MULLER 100 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
 Andy PRIAULX 111 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR