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WTCR announces 22-car field for 2021 season

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced 22 full-season entries to contest this year's championship, including six world title winners and the series' first ever female competitor.

Huff makes WTCR return with Zengo Cupra squad
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Huff makes WTCR return with Zengo Cupra squad

Rob Huff will make his return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup this year after a season away with the Zengo Motorsport Cupra squad.

WTCR promoter agrees new deal with FIA

Eurosport Events has agreed a new three-year extension with the FIA and WSC to promote the FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Hyundai to field four all-new Elantras in WTCR

Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing has confirmed four of its new Elantra N TCR machines will compete in this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup.

WTCR title-hungry Monteiro still believes he “can do it”

Veteran touring car driver Tiago Monteiro is resolute that he can recapture his past form and challenge for the 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup title.

Audi Sport reveals new WTCR challenger
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Audi Sport reveals new WTCR challenger

Audi has renewed its commitment to TCR racing with the launch of its new RS 3 LMS TCR car which is set to compete in the FIA World Touring Car Cup.

WTCR to use sustainable biofuel this year

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced its cars will be powered by sustainable biofuel this season.

Brother and sister team set sights on WTCR

Michelle and Mike Halder are aiming to graduate to this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup to form an unusual sister and brother team.

Pandemic forces WTCR calendar reshuffle

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced a revised calendar with its season now beginning in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WTCR reverts to double-header race weekends in 2021

The FIA World Touring Car Cup will revert to double-header race weekends in 2021 as part of a raft of changes approved by the World Motor Sport Council yesterday.

Yann Ehrlacher crowned 2020 World Touring Car Cup champion 

Yann Ehrlacher became the youngest ever FIA touring car champion at a global level on Sunday by clinching the World Touring Car Cup in Aragon, as his uncle Yvan Muller completed a Cyan Racing team one-two at the top of the standings.

WTCR moves title decider from Adria to Aragon

The World Touring Car Cup will hold its 2020 season finale at Motorland Aragon on November 14-15 after redevelopment work at Adria Raceway could not be completed in time.

WTCR set to move season finale out of Adria

The World Touring Car Cup is set to relocate its season finale to a different venue due to delays in renovation work at the Adria Raceway, Motorsport.com has learned.

Hyundai takes covers off new Elantra N TCR car

Hyundai has officially unveiled its latest challenger for TCR-spec touring car racing, the Elantra N TCR joining its existing i30 N and Veloster N models.

Hyundai pulls out of Nurburgring WTCR round

Hyundai has decided to withdraw its customer teams from this weekend’s World Touring Car Cup event at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

O'Keeffe eyeing full-time WTCR seat after Zolder debut

Dylan O’Keeffe is targeting a full-time seat in the World Touring Car Cup following a successful debut at the Zolder circuit in Belgium last weekend.

Monteiro: Electrification makes more sense for touring cars

Honda driver Tiago Monteiro believes electrification makes “even more sense” for touring cars than for single-seaters amid the changing landscape in motorsport and the wider automobile industry.

Filippi to make wildcard appearance with Alfa WTCR team

Former GP2 race winner Luca Filippi will make his World Touring Car Cup debut at Zolder this weekend, driving an Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR for Romeo Ferraris.

O’Keeffe joins Renault squad for WTCR season opener

Dylan O’Keeffe will drive a Renault Megane RS TCR for Vukovic Motorsport in the opening round of the World Touring Car Cup at Zolder this weekend.

Renault team joins WTCR grid with single-car entry

The Renault brand is set to be represented on the World Touring Car Cup grid in 2020, with Vukovic Motorsport planning to field a Megane RS TCR car for the full season.

WTCR switches opener from Salzburgring to Zolder

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced its opening round will take place at Zolder and not the Salzburgring as originally planned.

Le Mans class winner Vernay joins Alfa Romeo WTCR team

The Romeo Ferraris squad has signed former Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Jean-Karl Vernay to drive its Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR car in the 2020 FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Alfa Romeo squad secures 2020 WTCR return

The Romeo Ferraris squad has announced that it will return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup with its Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR car ahead of the start of the new season in September.

Lynk & Co WTCR team reveals Priaulx replacement

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co has signed Indy Lights race winner Santiago Urrutia to complete its driver line-up for the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season.

Priaulx steps down from Lynk & Co seat for 2020 WTCR season

Three-time WTCC champion Andy Priaulx has stepped down from his drive with the Cyan Racing Lynk & Co squad for the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season.

Hyundai adds Brown to junior WTCR programme

Reigning TCR Australia champion Will Brown has been named as part of Hyundai's Customer Racing Junior Driver programme.

WTCR allows teams to enter 2020 season with single car

The World Touring Car Cup is allowing teams to enter the championship with a single car after re-opening entries for the rescheduled 2020 season.

Alfa Romeo squad targeting WTCR comeback this year

The Romeo Ferraris squad is targeting a return to the World Touring Car Cup in 2020 with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR car, despite pulling out of the championship at the end of last year.

Berthon joins Audi squad for 2020 WTCR return

Nathanael Berthon will return to the World Touring Car Cup in 2020 after signing a deal with Belgian squad Comtoyou Racing.

WTCR reveals updated 2020 calendar, adds Adria finale

The WTCR has issued an updated calendar for the 2020 season, featuring a condensed run of six rounds in Europe.

WTCR set for truncated Europe-only 2020 season

This year's World Touring Car Cup is set to kick off in September with a short programme of events in Europe only.

WTCR promises new calendar soon as Portugal dropped

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has promised to reveal a revised 2020 schedule in the wake of the news that its Vila Real street race in Portugal has been axed.

Muller, Ehrlacher retained by Lynk & Co for 2020

Four-time World Touring Car champion Yvan Muller and his nephew Yann Ehrlacher have been kept on by Lynk & Co Cyan Racing for the 2020 WTCR season.

Nurburgring 24h postponed, WTCR support races axed

The 2020 edition of the Nurburgring 24 Hours has been postponed to September amid the global coronavirus pandemic, while the WTCR support event has been shelved entirely.

Hyundai names drivers for 2020 WTCR season

Hyundai has announced its drivers for the 2020 FIA World Touring Car Cup, dropping Augusto Farfus from its roster.

Lynk & Co announces four-car 2020 WTCR assault

Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has announced it will once again enter four cars in the FIA World Touring Car Cup this year.

WTCR's April opener cancelled due to coronavirus

The 2020 World Touring Car Cup opener in Hungary has been called off due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the series announced on Friday.

Coronel makes Audi switch for 2020 WTCR season

Veteran touring car racer Tom Coronel will switch to Audi for his second season with the Comtoyou squad in the World Touring Car Cup.

Munnich Motorsport takes over KCMG's WTCR entry

Munnich Motorsport will expand to four cars in the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season after taking over the entry of fellow Honda team KCMG.

Huff announces he won't race in WTCR in 2020

One-time World Touring Car champion Rob Huff has announced he will not race in WTCR this season.

WTCR reverts to two-race weekends for 2020

The WTCR has brought forward a number of cost-saving measures, including reverting to World Touring Cars' traditional two-race format at all events, for introduction this year.

Marrakesh WTCR round axed after Bennani exit

The Salzburgring has been added to the 2020 World Touring Car Cup calendar following the cancellation of the series' Marrakesh season opener.

Kristoffersson weighing up RX return for 2020

Double World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson is working on a return to the discipline this year following the end of Volkswagen's factory WTCR involvement.

Coming years will be "brutal" for combustion racing - WTCR boss

World Touring Car Cup supremo Francois Ribeiro has warned fans of combustion engine motorsport series to prepare for a "brutal, violent" period as the automotive landscape changes.

Goodyear named WTCR's tyre supplier

Goodyear has continued its recent expansion in motorsport and will become the tyre supplier for the World Touring Car Cup in 2020.

Sepang WTCR: Michelisz crowned champion in dramatic finale

Hyundai driver Norbert Michelisz sealed the World Touring Car Cup title in the final race of the season at Sepang after rival Esteban Guerrieri dropped back with overheating issues.

Sepang WTCR: Guerrieri wins from 9th to set up title showdown

Esteban Guerrieri ensured the World Touring Car Cup title fight will go down to the season finale by claiming a vital win in a heavily disrupted second Sepang race.

Sepang WTCR: Michelisz closes on title with victory

Norbert Michelisz moved closer to claiming the WTCR title by winning a wild opening race at Sepang, though his main rivals fought their way into the top six.

Sepang WTCR: Michelisz extends lead with finale double pole

Hyundai's Norbert Michelisz stole a march on his World Touring Car Cup title rivals by claiming both qualifying pole positions ahead of the final round of the season at Sepang.

Audi ends works involvement in WTCR

Audi has announced it will end its works involvement in the FIA World Touring Car Cup following this weekend's season finale in Malaysia.

South Korea's Inje Speedium joins 2020 WTCR calendar

South Korean venue Inje Speedium is a surprise final addition to the World Touring Car Cup calendar for 2020.

Super GT ace de Oliveira to make WTCR debut at Sepang

SUPER GT stalwart Joao Paulo de Oliveira will make a wildcard appearance in the final round of the 2019 World Touring Car Cup season at Sepang this month.

Volkswagen to cease all non-electric motorsport programmes

Volkswagen will end its factory support of all programmes using internal combustion engines after implementing a motorsport strategy focused on electric mobility.

Macau WTCR: Priaulx completes Lynk & Co hat-trick

Three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx claimed his first WTCR victory by holding off Rob Huff in a tense Macau Guia Race finale, completing a hat-trick of wins for Lynk & Co.

Macau WTCR: Muller scores back-to-back wins

Yvan Muller doubled up on Macau Guia Race World Touring Car Cup victories, winning the reversed-grid second race from teammate Thed Bjork to haul himself right into the title fight.

Macau WTCR: Muller wins Race 1, Michelisz retakes points lead Macau
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Macau WTCR: Muller wins Race 1, Michelisz retakes points lead

Yvan Muller controlled the opening Macau Guia Race, as Andy Priaulx was denied a first podium since his return to World Touring Cars when Cyan Racing implemented team orders.

Full 2019 Macau Grand Prix weekend schedule

Check out the complete schedule and live stream details for the 2019 Macau Grand Prix.

WTCR prize for 2020 TCR Australia winner

Next year's TCR Australia champion will win a wildcard entry to a WTCR round.

Suzuka WTCR: Michelisz, Kristoffersson share Sunday wins

Johan Kristoffersson stormed to his second World Touring Car Cup victory in the final race at Suzuka, after Norbert Michelisz had briefly moved into the points lead by winning Race 2.

Priaulx lashes out at Catsburg after Suzuka clash Suzuka
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Priaulx lashes out at Catsburg after Suzuka clash

Andy Priaulx says Nicky Catsburg should be excluded from the remainder of the World Touring Car Cup season for their clash at Suzuka, but Catsburg believes Priaulx was at fault.