The FIA World Motor Sports Council, meeting in Qatar, has approved the new global Touring Car series proposed for 2015, formerly known as the TC3 International Series.
To coincide with the announcement, the promoter WSC Ltd, has decided to change the name of the series to TCR International Series and has also announced that Marcello Lotti has been appointed as CEO of the company.
Marcello Lotti explained the reasons for the name change: “The name TC3 has been chosen to introduce the technical concept of a global Touring Car category, based on production cars, that was affordable to private teams and drivers and inspired by the existing GT3 concept.
“We have decided on the change of name of the series to TCR that will create a strong and personal identity for the new series. In addition, the name change will avoid any potential confusion with other Touring Car championships and series that might suggest pre-arranged hierarchies.”
The TCR International Series website URL will be www.tcr-series.comwhile Facebook and Twitter accounts will also reflect the change of name.
The TCR International Series will visit twelve countries over three continents during its inaugural season.
29 March : Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
12 April : Shanghai International Circuit, China
3 May : Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Spain
10 May : Autódromo Internacional Algarve (Portimão), Portugal
24 May : Autodromo di Monza, Italy
31 May : Salzburgring, Austria
21 June : Sochi Autodrom, Russia
26 July : Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez (Buenos Aires), Argentina
9 August : Autódromo Internacional Codegua, Chile
20 September : Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
25 October : Buriram International Circuit, Thailand
22 November : TBA
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