The calendar for the 2021 TCR Europe series has been finalised, with the start of the season moving back to May at the Slovakiaring to allow teams further time to prepare for next season.
The first version of the calendar was unveiled in November, which had penned the season opener at Monza in mid-April.
However the start of the season has now been changed to confirmed venue of the Slovakiaring on 7 – 9 May, with Monza being moved back to its more traditional recent date of September.
The second event of the year will be at Circuit Paul Ricard at the end of May, its original date, followed by events at Zandvoort in The Netherlands in mid-June and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, supporting the 24-Hour race, at the end of July.
The Nürburgring in Germany has been confirmed as hosting an event for the first time on the first weekend in September, followed by Monza later in the month.
The season will conclude in Barcelona on 8 – 10 October.
“We are very pleased to have managed to finalise the calendar before the Christmas break, and I wish to thank the local promoters for their cooperation,” said promoter Paulo Ferreira.
“The addition of the Slovakia Ring and the Nürburgring to an already impressive list of glamorous venues makes us very proud.
“As for the postponement of the season’s opener, we have opted for this solution after talking to the teams, with the aim of granting them some more time for their preparation.”
2021 TCR Europe calendar
07/09 May – Slovakia Ring
28/30 May – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
18/20 June – Circuit Zandvoort
29/31 July – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
3/5 September – Nürburgring
24/26 September – Monza ENI Circuit
8/10 October – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya