TCR Asia confirms 2020 calendar with races in Malaysia, China and Thailand

TCR Asia confirms 2020 calendar with races in Malaysia, China and Thailand

TCR Asia race start
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The 2020 TCR Asia season will feature races in Malaysia, China and Thailand, with a five-event calendar being confirmed for the sixth season of the international touring car series.

The series will visit familiar venues and a new circuit in 2020, with Sepang once again kicking off the season in early April.

The series will visit the Zhejiang circuit in China for the third time in 2020 at the end of May, one of two events in China, with the second taking place at the Shanghai International Circuit one month later in late June – the fifth time the series has visited the track.

As in 2019 the events in China will also form part of the TCR China series.

The season will conclude with two events in Thailand. The Bangsaen Street Circuit will feature on the calendar for the fourth straight season in mid-July.

The season will conclude with a visit to the Bira Circuit in Thailand, marking the first time the circuit has hosted an international TCR series.

“We’ve had great success in past seasons combining the TCR Asia Series events with those from TCR China and TCR Thailand,” explained WSC Asia Limited’s David Sonenscher.

“It has been a bonus for the national championships to run alongside the TCR Asia teams, many of whom have experience at the highest level around the world, whilst for TCR Asia, it’s nice to provide a sense of what TCR was established to achieve – building an opportunity for teams to progress to the various regional series and pave the way to compete in events like the Macau GP and WTCR.

“Sepang is our traditional home and always strongly supported. China has been a great destination since our maiden season, and the region continues to grow and attract competitors, whilst Thailand is still providing some fantastic talent to the world of motorsport, and TCR gives those teams a great opportunity to shine on the world stage.

“We’re pleased to have put together such a good calendar, and we look forward to attracting teams from across the region, and from Europe.

“There’s a lot of discussion at the moment, and we welcome that, certainly with events like Macau and WTCR continuing to attract attention around the world, it shows that the TCR philosophy is really working and providing a great stepping stone for drivers looking to build an international career.”

2020 TCR Asia Series – calendar

Rounds 1 and 2, 10-12 April – Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Rounds 3 and 4, 29-31 May – Zhejiang International Circuit, China

Rounds 5 and 6, 26-28 June – Shanghai International Circuit, China

Rounds 7 and 8, 17-19 July – Bangsaen Grand Prix, Thailand

Rounds 9 and 10, 7-9 August – Bira Circuit, Thailand