WTCR News

Friday Favourite: Tin-top legend Muller's love-hate Nordschleife relationship
WTCR to complete 2022 season in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
Huff and Berthon on top in France, Azcona moves towards WTCR title
WTCR Anneau du Rhin: Girolami storms to pole over Berthon
WTCR boss wants Cyan Lynk & Co back for 2023 after sudden pullout

A mecca for trackday aficionados, the Nurburgring Nordschleife is widely regarded as the barometer of driving skill. One of touring car racing's modern greats, Yvan Muller, has a complicated relationship with the circuit he picks out as "the one I like but also I hate"

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has confirmed Bahrain and Saudi Arabia as the hosts of its final two rounds of the 2022 season.

Rob Huff and Nathanael Berthon were the big winners on raceday as the WTCR visited Circuit l’Anneau du Rhin in France for the first time.

Honda driver Nestor Girolami stormed to his third FIA World Touring Car Cup pole position of 2022 with a perfect performance in qualifying at Anneau du Rhin in France.

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.

Friday Favourite: Tin-top legend Muller's love-hate Nordschleife relationship

A mecca for trackday aficionados, the Nurburgring Nordschleife is widely regarded as the barometer of driving skill. One of touring car racing's modern greats, Yvan Muller, has a complicated relationship with the circuit he picks out as "the one I like but also I hate"

WTCR to complete 2022 season in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has confirmed Bahrain and Saudi Arabia as the hosts of its final two rounds of the 2022 season.

Huff and Berthon on top in France, Azcona moves towards WTCR title

Rob Huff and Nathanael Berthon were the big winners on raceday as the WTCR visited Circuit l’Anneau du Rhin in France for the first time.

WTCR Anneau du Rhin: Girolami storms to pole over Berthon

Honda driver Nestor Girolami stormed to his third FIA World Touring Car Cup pole position of 2022 with a perfect performance in qualifying at Anneau du Rhin in France.

WTCR boss wants Cyan Lynk & Co back for 2023 after sudden pullout

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 “surprised” by Cyan Lynk & Co withdrawal amid tyre safety issue

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.

Lynk & Co suspends WTCR programme over tyre safety fears

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

How the toxic tyre farrago engulfing WTCR exploded at Vallelunga

OPINION: The manner in which Cyan Racing withdrew its five Lynk & Cos immediately before the two WTCR races at Vallelunga, citing tyre safety concerns, was perplexing. It has created a situation that appears difficult to resolve, at a time of great uncertainty for a series that is already at a low ebb

WTCR Vallelunga: Girolami and Magnus win as Lynk & Co pull out

Nestor Girolami and Gilles Magnus scored their second victories of the World Touring Car Cup season as Mikel Azcona increased his points lead as Cyan Racing withdrew.

Cyan Racing pulls entries from WTCR Vallelunga race over tyre safety fears

Cyan Racing has withdrawn its five Lynk & Cos from racing in the World Touring Car Cup rounds at Vallelunga due to safety fears over the series’ Goodyear tyres.

WTCR Vallelunga: Girolami snatches pole position from Azcona

Nestor Girolami knocked World Touring Car Cup leader Mikel Azcona from pole position for the first race in Vallelunga with the fastest lap of the weekend in the Q3 shootout.

Muller questions need for BoP in WTCR

Yvan Muller has questioned the continued use of Balance of Performance by WTCR, saying he finds it “more and more” of a struggle to enjoy the series.

WRC ace Neuville keen for ETCR outing after Hyundai car swap

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville would be keen to contest an ETCR race following an unusual car swap exercise with Hyundai ETCR driver Norbert Michelisz at Zolder.

Tarquini critical of Lynk & Co WTCR speed at Vila Real

Gabriele Tarquini has questioned the performance of the Cyan Racing-run World Touring Car Cup Lynk & Cos, on a Vila Real weekend where his own team of Hyundais faced sandbagging accusations. 

WTCR Vila Real: Urrutia and Huff share the spoils on Sunday

Santiago Urrutia scored his second World Touring Car Cup victory of 2022 at Vila Real, as Rob Huff clinched a sensational first win of the season in the second encounter.

WTCR Vila Real: Urrutia beats Ehrlacher to pole in Cyan Lynk & Co 1-2

Santiago Urrutia landed his first World Touring Car Cup pole position of the season at Vila Real, as he beat fellow Cyan Lynk & Co driver Yann Ehrlacher by 0.049s.

FIA F3 race in Macau called off again, no return for WTCR

The FIA Formula 3 World Cup in Macau will not be run this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, while FIA WTCR will not make its planned return to Asia.

WTCR Aragon: Magnus holds off Huff for Audi’s first win of 2022

Gilles Magnus soaked up pressure from Rob Huff to claim the second World Touring Car Cup win of his career and a first for Comtoyou Audi in 2022, as Mikel Azcona strengthened his grip on the title with victory in race two.

WTCR Aragon: Magnus snatches pole from Audi team-mate Berthon

Gilles Magnus set a stunning lap in the World Touring Car Cup's Q3 shootout at Motorland Aragon to snatch race-one pole from Comtoyou Audi team-mate Nathanael Berthon.

WTCR Hungaroring: Azcona claims WTCR points lead after Hungary win

Mikel Azcona stormed from pole position to win at the Hungaroring and surge into the lead of the World Touring Car Cup standings.

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

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

BTCC
Nov 11, 2021
Why the new electric tin-top series deserves to be taken seriously Plus

Why the new electric tin-top series deserves to be taken seriously

The new Pure ETCR series will get underway at Vallelunga this weekend featuring great looking cars, top drivers and real tracks. Its format is wacky, but it exists in an era when its petrol-fuelled brethren are all artificially contrived, and has the potential to move the tin-top game on

WTCR
Jun 17, 2021
The tin-top champion who doesn't know the meaning of retirement Plus

The tin-top champion who doesn't know the meaning of retirement

The news is out that three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx is stepping down from full-time racing. But he's still got plenty of mileage left him in yet, and his son has much more

WTCR
Jun 16, 2020
The phoenix driver who is at peace with his defeats Plus

The phoenix driver who is at peace with his defeats

Esteban Guerrieri spent years trying to make it in single-seaters, and came closer than you'd think to making it to F1. Now he's forging a successful tin-top career, but it's his philosophical approach to defeat and personal growth that is truly impressive

WTCR
Jan 13, 2020
The surprise team orders twisting a world title battle Plus

The surprise team orders twisting a world title battle

Team orders in major touring car racing are nothing unusual with manufacturer honour at stake. But in the 2019 World Touring Cars title fight, one team is raising eyebrows with the choices it is making

WTCR
Nov 18, 2019
The 'weapon' clash that turned a world title battle bitter Plus

The 'weapon' clash that turned a world title battle bitter

Emotions ran high at Suzuka last weekend between two teams gunning for global tin-top bragging rights, and little has been done to cool those tensions since. While that's great news for WTCR, is there a danger of both outfits losing sight of their main aim?

WTCR
Nov 2, 2019
How WTCR's last real independent has stayed in play Plus

How WTCR's last real independent has stayed in play

The World Touring Car Cup has gone from strength to strength for 2019 - but one small team in particular is proving time and again that it merits a place alongside the series' big hitters

WTCR
Apr 23, 2019
The lessons World Touring Cars must heed from history Plus

The lessons World Touring Cars must heed from history

The WTCR has made a massive step up in quality ahead of its second season in its current format, but as manufacturers start to lock horns is it already in danger of repeating other great touring car series' mistakes?

WTCR
Apr 5, 2019