ELIGIBLE CARS AND WEIGHTS FOR 2011
During the 2011 season all the Super 2000 cars will be eligible to compete in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Alongside the new S2000 cars fitted with the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the old 2.0-litre cars with petrol-powered normally aspirated and turbodiesel engines will be also allowed to take part.
Minimum weights for the new S2000 cars have been fixed at 1150 kg for front-wheel drive and 1170 for rear wheel drive.
The weights for the old cars will be: 1150 kg for normally aspirated fwd, 1155 kg for normally aspirated rwd and1170 kg for turbodiesel fwd.
All the cars will start the season on the maximum compensation weight, or 40 kilos added to the minimum weights.
EUROPEAN PRODUCTION SERIES JOINS WTCC EVENTS
WTCC race winner Jordi Gene, together with Ian Planas and V-Line Org, has launched the European Production Series that will be open to touring cars of all kinds, following the spirit and success of the Spanish Endurance Cup.
The new series will also welcome cars from different one-make trophies, such as the SEAT Leon, Ginetta GSO, MINI Renault Clio and Fiat Abarth cups and challenges.
The European Production Series will be part of six WTCC events in 2011: Zolder, Monza, Brno, Donington Park, Oschersleben and Valencia.
SEASON GREETINGS FROM FIA WTCC
The FIA World Touring Car Championship's staff wish a very Merry Christmas and a successful and happy New Year to all the people who have given their contribution to turn the championship's 2010 season in a great success: the FIA, manufacturers, drivers, teams, event promoters, partners, sponsors, suppliers, consultants, media and fans.
From all of us to all of you: thank you for your support!