In pictures: WTCR season opener at Zolder

The FIA World Touring Car Cup gets underway at Circuit Zolder this weekend, where 20 full-season drivers and two wildcard entries will be battling for victory in Sunday’s brace of races.

Below is a selection of photos from Thursday’s test day at the iconic Belgian circuit.

Gilles Magnus, Comtoyou Racing, Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Gilles Magnus. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

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Santiago Urrutia, Cyan Performance Lynk & Co, Lynk & Co 03 TCR
Santiago Urrutia. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Gabriele Tarquini, BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N TCR
Gabriele Tarquini. Photo: Frédéric Le Floch / DPPI

Jean-Karl Vernay, Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
Jean-Karl Vernay. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Nicky Catsburg, Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team, Hyundai i30 N TCR
Nicky Catsburg. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Dylan O'Keeffe, Vuković Motorsport, Renault Mégane RS TCR
Dylan O’Keeffe. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Yvan Muller wears a mask whilst talking to his team-mates
Yvan Muller. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Thed Björk, Cyan Racing, Lynk & Co 03 TCR
Thed Björk. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Tiago Monteiro, Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR
Tiago Monteiro. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Norbert Michelisz, BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N TCR
Norbert Michelisz. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Jack Young, Vukovic Motorsport, Renault Mégane RS TCR
Jack Young. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Yann Ehrlacher, Cyan Performance Lynk & Co, Lynk & Co 03 TCR
Yann Ehrlacher. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Luca Filippi, Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
Luca Filippi. Photo: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Gábor Kismarty-Lechner, Zengő Motorsport, CUPRA Leon Competición
Gábor Kismarty-Lechner, Zengő Motorsport. All three cars are running in a plain livery this weekend. Photo: Frédéric Le Floch / DPPI

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