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WTCR World Cup stage will be held for the first time at Sochi Autodrom

Today the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced that the final stage of the FIA World Touring Car Race 2021 might be held in Russia at Sochi Autodrom. Competitions are scheduled for 27 and 28 November.

​WTCR is an international touring cup sanctioned by FIA as the highest class of competition for cars, most often WTCR is called the main tournament of the planet among touring cars. In 2021 Russia has received a chance to hold the final stage of one of the most prestigious motorsport series of international significance. Now this issue is coordinated by the Government and the Ministry of Sports of Russian Federation. ANO "ROSGONKI is supposed to become a promoter of WTCR, if it is confirmed.

"Initially, Sochi Autodrom was not included in the calendar of the current WTCR season. But the situation in this rapidly changing world is that you need to be ready for everything - including the potential cancellation at any stage because of the epidemiological situation. Therefore, changing the venue of the final is a necessary measure, but the good thing is that ROSGONKI has established themselves as a reliable and trusted partner for FIA, including difficult conditions at the stage of an active pandemic in 2020, has succeded in organizing the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at a qualitative level.

It will definitely be a challenge for us that we will be happy to accept if it is agreed by the Government and the Ministry of Sports, "said Alexey TITOV, CEO of ANO ROSGONKI.

The WTCR rules provide for the use of the following race weekend format, consisting of two free practices, qualifications and two races. In accordance with the TCR technical regulations, front-wheel drive 4 and 5-door sports sedans or hatchbacks take part in the Cup. These "sports cars" can be equipped with a turbocharged engine up to 2000 cubic cm. The maximum power of cars in this racing series is limited to 350 hp.

Also note that many drivers performing in WTCR are former Formula 1 pilots. For example, Gabriele Tarquini, Ivan Muller, Rob Huff and Tom Coronel are real legends of touring racing. 

Reminding you that this season will also host the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom, the final stage of the Russian Series of Ring Races, VTB Bank Final Grand Prix of the Russian Drift Series, MaxPowerCars is the most prestigious Russian amateur competition in the Time Attack discipline, and the first stage of amateur drift competition starts in December.