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Sporting format changes approved by FIA ahead of 2021 WTCR

Sporting format changes for the 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup were confirmed at an online meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council last night, including provision for a new award for female drivers.

“They didn’t really know who I was” – Santiago Urrutia grateful for late Cyan call-up

After a tricky start to the year, Santiago Urrutia has blossomed into one of the most exciting drivers on the FIA WTCR grid. However, this latest chapter of his career very nearly didn't materialise at all.

Jean-Karl Vernay: Proud of Romeo Ferraris, but irked by rival team orders

Despite his 'privateer underdog' billing, Jean-Karl Vernay never let the odds stack against him this year, and has been rewarded with a place in the top three of the overall drivers' standings.

‘Proud’ Yann Ehrlacher revels in ‘absolutely amazing’ championship victory

In the second race of the day at Motorland Aragón, Yann Ehrlacher became the youngest ever World Touring Car champion; the first driver to achieve such a feat while still in his twenties. 

Esteban Guerrieri among three drivers to be handed post-race penalties

Esteban Guerrieri has been penalised for track limits abuse during the third of today's FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races, elevating Jean-Karl Vernay into third place in the overall championship standings. 
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TOCA confirms full grid ahead of 2021 season

TOCA has announced that all 29 entries have been confirmed for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship season, including an expanded two-car Speedworks Toyota line-up.

Lee Holdsworth signs up for 2021 TCR Australia

Experienced Supercars racer Lee Holdsworth has signed up to race an Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the 2021 TCR Australia series.

Shaun Hollamby and Pete Osborne acquire Motorbase Performance

Motorbase Performance will enter into 2021 with a change in management, after Shaun Hollamby and Pete Osborne completed their acquisition of the team from founder David Bartrum.

Santiago Urrutia ends the year on a high with maiden WTCR victory

Santiago Urrutia has taken his maiden victory in the final FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) race of 2020, held at the Motorland Aragón circuit in Spain.

Yann Ehrlacher crowned world champion as uncle Yvan Muller takes race victory

Yvan Muller took victory in the second race of the day, but it was his nephew Yann Ehrlacher who stole the show, becoming the youngest ever FIA World Touring Car champion with a race to spare.

Race one set-back hasn’t affected Yann Ehrlacher’s confidence

After qualifying, it looked as though Yann Ehrlacher was set to win his first FIA WTCR title with ease. However, tricky surface conditions threw everybody a curve ball in race one, and it was his nearest rival who benefitted.

Luca Filippi gets grid penalty after tangling with Thed Björk

Although race one at Motorland Aragón was full of drama, the battles within the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) field were largely clean. However, the one notable incident from the race has now been punished.

Esteban Guerrieri delighted with victory despite ‘bringing knife to a gun fight’

Following a brilliant strategic call by Münnich Motorsport, Esteban Guerrieri won the opening WTCR race of the day in remarkable fashion, despite the Hondas lack of outright pace.

Mixed-weather tyre gamble secures sensational victory for Esteban Guerrieri

Esteban Guerrieri has won the opening race of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) title-deciding weekend, keeping the title battle alive for now following an inspired tyre strategy gamble.

All smiles at Cyan Racing following perfect Saturday at Aragón

Prior to the weekend, questions had been asked about how the latest compensation weight changes would affect the FIA WTCR's top manufacturers. Well, despite being made heavier, Lynk & Co appear even more competitive than before.

Luca Filippi says missed qualifying opportunity is ‘a shame’

Luca Filippi admitted that he was disappointed to only qualify in 19th for the season finale of the FIA World Touring Car Cup at Aragón in Spain, whilst Team Mulsanne team-mate Jean-Karl Venray managed fifth.

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