The full season entry list of the 2016 TCR International Series consists of nine teams, with twenty-two cars of seven different brands.
The SEAT León TCR remains the most popular choice, with six cars equally split between Team Craft-Bamboo LUKOIL and the newcomer B3 Racing Team Hungary. Leopard Racing and Liqui Moly Team Engstler have entered two Volkswagen Golf Gti TCR cars apiece, while WestCoast Racing will again run three Honda Civic TCR cars.
Three Opel Astra TCR cars will be fielded by Target Competition, although only two of them will take part in the Bahrain opening event. Top Run Motorsport and Mulsanne Racing have entered two Subaru STi TCR cars and two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars respectively.
The FRD Motorsports has also entered two Ford Focus TCR cars, but aims to join the championship by the fourth or fifth event.
TCR promoter Marcello Lotti commented: “We are satisfied, as we mustn’t forget that we are only entering in the second year; the start-up phase is not over yet and some cars are still under development. However, it is clear that the championship will deliver a variety of different cars and that the level of teams and drivers is growing. We are pleased to see most of last year’s faces returning and to welcome the newcomers; among them I’d like to point out the participation of Michela Cerruti, the first lady to commit for the full season. And there is more to come. I am not allowed to name them, but we expect three more brands to join the championship during the season.”