Press Centre

20 March 2017

12 days before the TCR International Series in Georgia

Less and less time remains until one of the most significant events of the recent year — the opening of the TCR international racing series at the Rustavi International Motorpark in Georgia on April 1st and 2nd. The home team GE-Force will be represented by Davit Kajaia and Dusan Borkovic from Serbia running Alfa Romeo Giuliettas.

TCR International is the creation of WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) former promoter Marcello Lotti, who decided to make the competition more affordable for the participants, but no less interesting for the audience at the same time. The accent was made on serial “hot hatches” with minimal costs for construction to attract private teams.

The most curious thing is that three stages of the new series will support three “Formula 1” events. As Lotti said, they have already discussed with Formula One Management to be part of the Bahrain, Monaco and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.

So, here is the good news for the fans of speed: Georgia, Bahrain and Monaco, then Belgian Spa-Francorchamps in support of the World Endurance Championship for the second consecutive year. Three European race meetings will follow: at the Salzburgring, the Hungaroring (together with the GT Open) and Oschersleben (together with the ADAC TCR Germany series). Then TCR International Series will move to the Far East: there it will race at the Chang International Circuit for the third time, before moving to Korea or China for the last-but one event and then to Abu Dhabi for the grand finale.

“It is definitely an exciting sequence of venues. The addition of Monaco, Georgia, Hungary and Abu Dhabi will add further glamour to the series and will also enable the TCR concept to broaden its horizons even further,” Lotti concluded.