WTCR News

Double victory ends Cupra drivers' WTCR season on a high
Ehrlacher crowned champion as Azcona and Huff win
WTCR Sochi: Muller on pole for final round, Ehrlacher stretches gap
WTCR reveals 2022 calendar, includes Pau street track
Why Pure ETCR champion Cupra chooses electric motorsport

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.

Yann Ehrlacher secured his second consecutive World Touring Car Cup title in race one at a sodden Sochi, as Mikel Azcona and Rob Huff scored a brace of wins.

Yvan Muller scored his second pole position of the World Touring Car Cup season at Sochi as his nephew Yann Ehrlacher took another step closer to successfully defending his title.

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.

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.

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.

Ehrlacher crowned champion as Azcona and Huff win

Yann Ehrlacher secured his second consecutive World Touring Car Cup title in race one at a sodden Sochi, as Mikel Azcona and Rob Huff scored a brace of wins.

WTCR Sochi: Muller on pole for final round, Ehrlacher stretches gap

Yvan Muller scored his second pole position of the World Touring Car Cup season at Sochi as his nephew Yann Ehrlacher took another step closer to successfully defending his title.

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 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

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 WTCR 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.

WTCR Adria: Ehrlacher stretches WTCR points lead with first 2021 pole

Yann Ehrlacher extended his World Touring Car Cup championship lead by clinching his first pole position of 2021 and a maximum points haul in qualifying at the revamped Adria circuit.

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 PURE ETCR champion as Vernay wins ultra-dramatic finale

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

WTCR France: Vernay keeps title hopes alive with victory

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.

Muller claims first WTCR pole position in two years at Pau-Arnos

Yvan Muller stormed to his first pole position for two years by beating Jean-Karl Vernay in World Touring Car Cup qualifying at the short 1.88-mile Pau-Arnos circuit in France.

Ekstrom wins at Pau-Arnos to eliminate Baptista from Pure ETCR title fight

Mattias Ekstrom reduced the PURE ETCR title fight to a four-driver affair with a commanding round one victory as the final event of the season got underway at Pau-Arnos, France.

Cupra’s Azcona targets WTCR title after wrapping up TCR Europe championship

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.

Michelisz and Girolami share the WTCR spoils at Most

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.

WTCR Most: Azcona beats Michelisz to top qualifying for first pole of 2021

Spaniard Mikel Azcona will start race two from pole position after heading qualifying on the World Touring Car Cup’s first visit to the Most circuit in the Czech Republic.

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