WTCR extension provisionally agreed, subject to FIA approval
|By Jack Cozens||Thursday, June 20th 2019, 10:19 GMT|
A new agreement has been reached between World Touring Car Cup promoter Eurosport Events and the WSC Group behind the TCR regulations to provisionally extend the series' current framework.
A short statement released on Thursday morning announced Eurosport would "remain promoter of the flagship global TCR category", which succeeded the World Touring Car Championship in 2018.
It did not disclose the length of the new agreement.
A conversation will now be opened with the FIA about approving a prolonged WTCR agreement.
The partnership between Eurosport and WSC will also extend to cover E TCR, WSC's electric touring car category that is scheduled to launch in 2020.
Eurosport has been appointed as the category's promoter, and both parties will "make further announcements in due course on the series name, disruptive format and international footprint".
The initial lifespan of WTCR was limited to the 2018 and '19 seasons, as the framework was adopted to cover the final two years of the WTCC's second three-year cycle under TC1 rules.