WTCR News

WTCR hopes Lynk & Co will return
WTCR “surprised” by Lynk & Co's exit
Lynk & Co suspends WTCR programme
Races cancelled over tyre failures
Ekstrom partners with CUPRA

The boss of the World Touring Car Cup has stated his hope that Cyan Lynk & Co will return next year, following its dramatic mid-season withdrawal over tyre safety concerns.

WTCR organisers have called Cyan Racing Lynk & Co’s withdrawal on the eve of the Anneau Du Rhin round “surprising but also very unfortunate” amid plans to solve the tyre issues.

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co has suspended its World Touring Car Cup campaign with immediate effect over Goodyear tyre safety concerns. 

The World Touring Car Cup has cancelled its two races on the Nurburgring Nordschleife this weekend because of safety fears over Goodyear’s control tyres on the 15.77-mile circuit.

CUPRA has announced EKS, the team of the current ETCR champion Mattias Ekstrom, as its new partner in the electric touring car championship.

How TCR offers a platform for combustion and electric tin-top racing

The TCR formula used in the FIA World Touring Car Cup, and inspiring the eTouring Car World Cup, was introduced in 2015 and signalled a new era for tin-top racing worldwide.

Hyundai announces shock departure of team principal Andrea Adamo
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Hyundai announces shock departure of team principal Andrea Adamo

Hyundai Motorsport has announced team principal Andrea Adamo will leave the team with immediate effect after six years with the Korean marque.

Double victory ends Cupra drivers’ WTCR season on a high

Cupra drivers Rob Huff and Mikel Azcona were delighted to end the FIA World Touring Car Cup season on a high by sharing a pair of victories in Sochi’s WTCR finale.

Sochi WTCR: Huff becomes 12th race winner in season finale

Rob Huff scored his first World Touring Car Cup victory of the season and became the 12th winner in 16 races in a thrilling wet-weather finale at Sochi. 

Sochi WTCR: Ehrlacher champion, Azcona scores first win of 2021

Yann Ehrlacher secured his second consecutive World Touring Car Cup title with a safe sixth place finish in race one at a sodden Sochi, as Mikel Azcona came from eighth on the grid to score his first win of the season.

WTCR reveals 2022 calendar, includes Pau street track

The WTCR series has revealed its 2022 calendar, which includes a first trip to the classic Pau street circuit since 2009 and a return to its traditional Macau season finale.

Why Pure ETCR champion Cupra chooses electric motorsport

The momentum behind electric motorsport gathered pace in 2021 with the introduction of the Pure ETCR touring car championship and Extreme E off-road category.

Archive: Why Tarquini's passion for racing survived F1 "humiliation"

Gabriele Tarquini has an unenviable Formula 1 record for the most failures to qualify. But the Italian's spirit remained undiminished, which explains in part why the tin-top ace is only now retiring, aged 59. Anthony Peacock visited him at his apartment for a feature in the 31 January 2013 issue of Autosport magazine to understand his enduring love for racing

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59 Prime

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59

OPINION: It's not often that a driver achieves widespread affection for their personality, as well as their on-track performances. One such individual is Gabriele Tarquini, who will soon bring the curtain down on a remarkable career that has yielded touring car titles on the European and global stage - and, famously, in Britain too

Weight to blame for Cupra’s disappointing weekend at Adria

Cupra drivers Rob Huff and Mikel Azcona say the WTCR’s Balance of Performance and compensation weight have hurt their performance at the past two rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup.

WTCR Adria: Ehrlacher closes on title with victory Adria
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WTCR Adria: Ehrlacher closes on title with victory

Yann Ehrlacher has one hand on a second consecutive World Touring Car Cup after scoring a convincing victory from pole position at Adria in Italy.

Touring car legend Tarquini announces retirement at 59
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Touring car legend Tarquini announces retirement at 59

Touring car legend Gabriele Tarquini has announced he will retire at the end of the current FIA World Touring Car Cup season, bringing down the curtain on a professional racing career spanning almost 40 years.

The people behind Cupra's on-track racing success

At every level of motorsport, behind each on-track racing success there is a team working hard in the background to make it happen.

Ekstrom praises Cupra Racing team after winning Pure ETCR title

Mattias Ekstrom has hailed his Cupra Racing team after being crowned the inaugural Pure ETCR champion following a dramatic showdown at Pau-Arnos in France.

Ekstrom crowned inaugural Pure ETCR champion in France

Mattias Ekstrom and CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport became the inaugural Pure ETCR champions in a brutal season finale at Pau-Arnos in France.

France WTCR: Vernay wins to remain in title hunt Pau-Arnos
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France WTCR: Vernay wins to remain in title hunt

Jean-Karl Vernay reignited his World Touring Car Cup title hopes with a vital victory on home soil, beating fellow Frenchman Yvan Muller at Pau-Arnos.

Cupra’s Azcona targets WTCR title after sealing TCR Europe honours Most
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Cupra’s Azcona targets WTCR title after sealing TCR Europe honours

Cupra Racing’s Mikel Azcona believes he can challenge for the WTCR crown after finishing in second place in the second race at Most, just 24 hours after wrapping up the TCR Europe title.

Most WTCR: Michelisz and Girolami share the spoils

Norbert Michelisz and Nestor Girolami made it ten different winners from ten rounds as the World Touring Car Cup paid its first visit to Most in the Czech Republic.

TCR Europe title bid boosts Azcona’s WTCR challenge

Mikel Azcona believes his TCR Europe championship bid is helping his World Touring Car Cup performances, as he plans to compete in both on the same weekend – in different countries – next month.

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A world champion in waiting's tortuous path to recovery

Tiago Monteiro seemed destined to win the World Touring Car Championship last year, until a huge testing crash halted his charge. After early whispers of a swift racing return, he recounts his arduous (and incomplete) road to recovery.