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Tarquini: Hyundai will be my last manufacturer

Gabriele Tarquini expects to end his touring car career with Hyundai, with his current FIA World Touring Car Cup manufacturer contract likely to be his last.

Hyundai to field four new Elantra cars in WTCR for 2021

Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing has confirmed four of its new Elantra N TCR machines will compete in this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup.

WTCR title hungry Monteiro still believes he “can do it”

Veteran touring car driver Tiago Monteiro is resolute that he can recapture his past form and challenge for the 2021 World Touring Car Cup title.

Ehrlacher: Optimising qualifying key for WTCR title defence

Optimising qualifying is the target for Yann Ehrlacher this year as he aims to defend his FIA World Touring Car Cup crown

Audi reveals new RS 3 LMS WTCR challenger

Audi has renewed its commitment to TCR racing with the launch of the RS 3 LMS TCR car which is set to compete in the FIA World Touring Car Cup

WTCR to use biofuel in 2021, announces supplier on two-year deal

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced its cars will be powered by sustainable biofuel this season

Brother and sister team sets sights on WTCR entry in 2021

Michelle and Mike Halder are aiming to graduate to this year's FIA World Touring Car Cup to form an unusual sister and brother team

WTCR unveils revised 2021 calendar with June start at Nordschleife

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced a revised calendar with its season now beginning in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic

WTCR changes weekend format and reveals 2021 calendar

The World Touring Car Cup will revert to double-header race weekends in 2021 as part of a raft of changes approved by the World Motor Sport Council yesterday

Ehrlacher crowned World Touring Car Cup champion in Aragon

Yann Ehrlacher became the youngest ever FIA touring car champion at a global level on Sunday by clinching the World Touring Car Cup in Aragon

Vernay, Azcona and Bjork score first WTCR wins of 2020 at Aragon

Jean-Karl Vernay, Mikel Azcona and Thed Bjork all scored their first World Touring Car Cup victories of the year, as title rivals Yann Ehrlacher and Esteban Guerrieri struggled at Aragon

WTCR 2020 finale moved from Adria to Aragon after renovation delay

The World Touring Car Cup will hold its 2020 season finale at Motorland Aragon on 14-15 November after redevelopment work at Adria Raceway could not be completed in time

WTCR to relocate 2020 Adria season finale amid renovation delay

The World Touring Car Cup will relocate its season finale to a different venue due to delays in renovation work at the Adria Raceway

WTCR Hungary: Honda's Guerrieri launches title bid with double win

Honda driver Esteban Guerrieri claimed a double victory at the Hungaroring to push himself into World Touring Car Cup title contention, as points leader Yann Ehrlacher won the reversed-grid race

WTCR Slovakia: Coronel follows Berthon maiden win, Catsburg wins race 3

Tom Coronel claimed his first victory at world touring car level since 2016 as one of three first-time winners in the World Touring Car Cup at the Slovakia Ring

Hyundai unveils latest TCR-spec Elantra N touring car

Hyundai has officially unveiled its latest challenger for TCR-spec touring car racing, the Elantra N TCR joining its existing i30 N and Veloster N models

Nurburgring WTCR: Ehrlacher extends points lead with Girolami penalised

Yann Ehrlacher scored his second victory of the World Touring Car Cup season at a wet Nurburgring Nordschleife to extend his lead in the points standings

Hyundai withdraws customer teams from Nurburgring WTCR ahead of practice

Hyundai has decided to withdraw its customer teams from this weekend's World Touring Car Cup event at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, saying it's "not made to feel welcome" in the series

Zolder WTCR: Ehrlacher takes first Cyan win and grabs early points lead

Yann Ehrlacher clinched a first victory for Cyan Racing's Lynk & Co team in the second of two races that kicked off the World Touring Car Cup season at Zolder

Touring car electrification makes "more sense" than single-seaters

Honda World Touring Car Cup driver Tiago Monteiro believes electrification makes "more sense" for touring cars than for single-seaters amid the changing landscape in motorsport and the wider automobile industry

Renault team joins 2020 WTCR grid with single-car Vukovic entry

Renault is set to be represented on the World Touring Car Cup grid in 2020, with Vukovic Motorsport planning to field a Megane RS TCR car for the full season

WTCR makes late switch to Zolder for first round of 2020 season

The FIA World Touring Car Cup will stage the opening round of its delayed campaign at Zolder instead of at the Salzburgring as originally planned

Alfa Romeo WTCR squad signs Le Mans class winner

The Romeo Ferraris squad has signed Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Jean-Karl Vernay to drive its Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR car in the 2020 World Touring Car Cup

Romeo Ferraris squad returns to WTCR for 2020 having originally withdrawn

The Romeo Ferraris squad has announced that it will return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup with its Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR car for the 2020 season

Cyan Racing announces Priaulx replacement for Lynk & Co WTCR seat

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co has signed Indy Lights race winner Santiago Urrutia to complete its driver line-up for the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season replacing Andy Priaulx

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

Priaulx steps down from WTCR Lynk & Co drive to focus on son's career

Three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx has stepped down from his drive with the Cyan Racing Lynk & Co squad for the 2020 WTCR season

WTCR News: Series allows single-car teams for 2020 after cost-cutting rule changes

The World Touring Car Cup is allowing teams to enter the championship with a single car after reopening entries for the rescheduled 2020 season

WTCR News: Alfa Romeo squad targeting 2020 comeback

The Romeo Ferraris squad is targeting a return to the World Touring Car Cup in 2020 with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR car, despite pulling out last year

WTCR News: Series confirms Europe-only 2020 calendar, fewer events in 2021

The World Touring Car Cup has issued an updated calendar for the 2020 season, featuring a condensed run of six rounds in Europe

TCR News: Electric touring car series still on course for demo race in 2020

The Pure ETCR electric touring car series remains on course for a first demonstration race this year, despite delays resulting from the coronavirus pandemic

WTCR News: September start expected for Europe-only 2020 season

This year's World Touring Car Cup is set to kick off in September with a short programme of events in Europe only

WTCR set to unveil new 2020 schedule after Portugal round axed

The World Touring Car Cup is set to reveal a revised 2020 schedule in the wake of the news that its Vila Real street race in Portugal has been axed

Cyan Racing retains Muller and Ehrlacher for 2020 WTCR campaign

Four-time World Touring Car champion Yvan Muller and his nephew Yann Ehrlacher have been kept on by Lynk & Co Cyan Racing for the 2020 WTCR season

Hyundai announces 2020 WTCR drivers, Farfus dropped from line-up

Hyundai has announced its drivers for the 2020 FIA World Touring Car Cup, dropping veteran racer Augusto Farfus from its roster

Hungarian WTCR season-opener called off as a result of coronavirus

The 2020 World Touring Car Cup opener in Hungary has been called off due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the series announced on Friday

Munnich Motorsport expands to four-car WTCR entry for 2020

Munnich Motorsport will expand to four cars in the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season after taking over the entry of fellow Honda team KCMG

Double DTM champion Ekstrom joins Cupra for first Pure ETCR season

Two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom will be part of Cupra's line-up for the inaugural 'Pure ETCR' season

2012 WTCC champion Rob Huff steps back from WTCR race seat

One-time World Touring Car champion Rob Huff has announced he will not race in WTCR this season

Pure ETCR launched, time trial debut set for Goodwood FoS

Eurosport Events has launched an all-new electric touring car championship called Pure ETCR, which will coexist alongside its current World Touring Car Cup

Revised race format for '20 as WTCR cost-saving steps brought forward

The WTCR has brought forward a number of cost-saving measures, including reverting to World Touring Cars' traditional two-race format at all events, for introduction this year

WTCR squad Comtoyou ends partnership with Cupra after one season

The Comtoyou Racing World Touring Car Cup team has ended its partnership with Cupra after a single season that yielded one podium for Aurelien Panis in Malaysia

Marrakech WTCR race cancelled, Salzburgring round added later in 2020

The Salzburgring has been added to the 2020 World Touring Car Cup calendar following the cancellation of the series' Marrakech season opener

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 boss warns of "brutal" period coming for combustion racing

World Touring Car Cup supremo Francois Ribeiro has warned fans of combustion engine motorsport series to prepare for a "brutal, violent" period as the automotive landscape changes

Electric project in E TCR puts Alfa team's WTCR stay in doubt

The Romeo Ferraris team's participation in the World Touring Car Cup in 2020 is in doubt due to the outfit's new E TCR project

Goodyear's motorsport expansion continues with 2020 WTCR move

Goodyear has continued its recent expansion in motorsport and will become the tyre supplier for the World Touring Car Cup in 2020

Guerrieri felt "flawless" despite losing WTCR title to Michelisz

Honda's Esteban Guerrieri says he felt "flawless" during the final two races of the World Touring Car Cup season at Sepang even though he missed out on the title

Michelisz seals 2019 WTCR title as rival Guerrieri hits trouble

Hyundai driver Norbert Michelisz sealed the World Touring Car Cup title in the final race of the season at Sepang after rival Esteban Guerrieri dropped back with overheating issues

Guerrieri seals vital WTCR Sepang win to set up title showdown

Esteban Guerrieri ensured the World Touring Car Cup title fight will go down to the season finale by claiming a vital win in a heavily disrupted second Sepang race

Watch WTCR title-deciding Sepang finale live on Autosport

Watch the final race of the World Touring Car Cup season at Sepang live on Autosport

WTCR Sepang: Michelisz closes on title, three drivers in contention

Norbert Michelisz moved closer to claiming the World Touring Car Cup by winning a wild opening race at Sepang, though his main rivals fought their way into the top six

WTCR Sepang: Michelisz adds to points lead by taking both poles

Hyundai's Norbert Michelisz stole a march on his World Touring Car Cup title rivals by claiming both qualifying pole positions ahead of the final round of the season at Sepang

Audi Sport ends direct WTCR involvement to focus on GT3 racing

Audi Sport's customer racing division has announced its direct involvement in the World Touring Car Cup will cease and is instead "fully focusing its strategic commitments on GT3 racing"

WRT Audi to withdraw from WTCR grid after Malaysia season finale

The WRT Audi team has announced it will end its participation in the World Touring Car Cup after this weekend's season finale in Malaysia

Korean venue surprise addition to 2020 WTCR calendar

South Korean venue Inje Speedium is a surprise final addition to the World Touring Car Cup calendar for 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

Bjork defends Macau team orders that hurt his WTCR title bid

Thed Bjork has defended the team orders used by Cyan Racing at Macau that prioritised team-mate Yvan Muller's title bid over his own World Touring Car Cup ambitions

Macau WTCR: Andy Priaulx takes first WTCR win of 2019 in finale

Three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx claimed his first WTCR victory by holding off Rob Huff in a tense Macau Guia Race finale

Macau WTCR: Yvan Muller seals win double from fifth on the grid

Yvan Muller doubled up on Macau Guia Race World Touring Car Cup victories, winning the reversed-grid second race from team-mate Thed Bjork to haul himself right into the title fight