Eurosport Events and WSC plan electric version of WTCR
Eurosport Events, the events arm of the pan-European sports broadcaster, has extended its role as the promoter of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), the international motor racing series, and has plans to launch an electric version.
Under the long-term agreement with WSC Ltd, the owner of the TCR regulations, Eurosport Events will retain commercial responsibility for the global flagship touring car championship, including the distribution of media rights and the appointment of sponsors.
The WTCR was launched in 2018 as a replacement for the former World Touring Car Championship, and this year comprises 10 rounds across Europe, Africa and Asia.
In the new arrangement Eurosport Events and WSC will look to develop electric touring car racing at world level, with a series promoter scope similar to WTCR.
A series name, format and international footprint will be announced in due course.
Formula E, the electric racing equivalent of Formula 1, begins its fifth season in November.