The new FIA WTCR World Touring Car Cup will feature a new three-race format in 2018, together with qualifying on both the Saturday and Sunday of each race weekend.
The FIA has today agreed the creation of the FIA World Touring Car Cup, or WTCR, which will effectively replace the World Touring Car Championship and the TCR International Series for the next two years.
Rob Huff says that ‘things are looking good’ for him to remain in the touring car world championship in 2018, even though the exact format of the championship has yet to be revealed.
Despite claiming he had the fastest car all weekend, Norbert Michelisz was unable to take the fight to Thed Björk for the World Touring Car Championship, having to settle for the runners-up spot in the standings.
Volvo’s Thed Björk was full of praise for his team after claiming a maiden World Touring Car Championship title in Qatar, saying that his job was made much easier in Friday’s races due to support from his team-mates.
Honda’s Esteban Guerrieri won the main World Touring Car Championship race in Qatar as Volvo’s Thed Björk claimed his maiden WTCC title by finishing in fourth.
Tom Chilton beat Sébastien Loeb Racing team-mate Mehdi Bennani to victory in the opening World Touring Car Championship race in Qatar, as Volvo’s Thed Björk extended his championship lead.
Norbert Michelisz insists that he is not giving up on his dream of clinching the World Touring Car Championship title, despite a brake issue scuppering his chance of a strong qualifying results in Qatar.
Esteban Guerrieri secured his first-ever pole position in the World Touring Car Championship in Qatar, as Honda team-mate Norbert Michelisz saw his title hopes dealt a blow due to brake failure leaving him in 11th for both races.