Eastern European teams and drivers will have plenty of opportunities to run their TCR cars from the current season onwards, as the WSC Group has signed a licensing deal with promoters of both the TCR Eastern Europe series and the ESET V4 Cup.
The two series will merge in the TCR Eastern Europe Trophy powered by ESET that will be run over five events at Hungaroring, Red Bull Ring, Grobnik, Slovakia Ring and Brno.
The opening races in Hungary, in the frame of the WTCR weekend, will see the TCR Eastern Europe Trophy powered by ESET competitors joining the same grid of the TCR Europe Series, but with their own classifications and podium ceremonies.
TCR Eastern Europe will come to an end with a sixth event at Monza, together again with the TCR Europe Series.
WSC president Marcello Lotti commented: “We are delighted to expand TCR competition to the Eastern European countries. There are many TCR cars that were involved in races open to a medley of classes, now they have the opportunity to compete under TCR technical regulations and control.”
Rainer Werner, promoter of TCR Eastern Europe echoed: “We are grateful to WSC for giving us this opportunity. The participation of drivers and teams from Eastern Europe in the 2018 TCR Europe and the FIA Central European Zone were evidence that those countries are a large enough basin to deserve a dedicated trophy.”
Josef Krenek, promoter of the ESET V4 Cup concluded: “I‘m very happy that we have managed to find common interest, and wish to thank WSC for placing their confidence in us. TCR is very important for our drivers and our region and I believe, that in the coming years it’s going to be fundamental for the whole Central European Zone. We have already received ten applications for this season and they keep coming…”
2019 TCR Eastern Europe Trophy powered by ESET
26/28 April – Hungaroring (with TCR Europe)
18/19 May – Red Bull Ring
27/28 July – Grobnik
24/25 August – Slovakia Ring
7/8 September – Brno
12/13 October – Monza (with TCR Europe) *
* TCR Eastern Europe Trophy only
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