Leading Audi TCR team Comtoyou Racing has committed to entering four cars into both TCR Europe and the new TCR World Tour respectively next year.
The Belgian team, which will compete in the final two events of the FIA World Touring Car Cup in the Middle East this month, recently wrapped up all four titles in TCR Europe, with Argentine Franco Girolami securing the TCR Europe drivers’ title.
The outfit has already committed to continuing to represent Audi as an official partner next year, saying it will enter four RS3 cars into the new nine-event TCR World Tour, as well as four cars in TCR Europe – meaning eight cars on the grid in the events when the two categories share the bill together.
“We will officially represent Audi Sport in the new TCR World Tour,” said Team Manager François Verbist.
“We will enter four Audi RS3 LMS cars in the nine events of this world calendar, which is a one-off addition to existing championships.
“In addition, we will also be defending our titles in TCR Europe with four cars. In other words, when TCR World Tour and TCR Europe join forces, we will be fielding eight Audi RS 3 LMS cars!”
The team, which also took Tom Coronel to the Gold Medal in last weekend’s touring car aspect of the FIA Motorsport Games, has yet to reveal any drivers.
“With Audi Sport, our objective is to go for the first TCR World Tour title,” said Team Principal Jean-Michel Baert.
“The concept is attractive, as is the TCR World Ranking. Just like what we know in tennis, for example, this Ranking is the world ranking of TCR drivers with points to be scored in the various competitions where TCRs are accepted.
“At the end of the year, the top 15 of the TCR World Tour and the top 45 of the TCR World Ranking will meet for a world final.”