|FIA WTCR, photo by wtcr.com|
FIA WTCR calendar 2021 will be held by eight countries at sixteen races. This racing year will start on June, WTCR 2021 begin in Germany. Chinese race is still on confirmation, meanwhile Macau will end the WTCR season. Although the registrations for the 2021 World Touring Car Cup are now coming in, let’s take a look closer at 2021 WTCR calendar looks like.
WTCR RACE OF GERMANY 2021 – 03-05/06/2021
WTCR Germany offers a challenge like no other, with its mighty lap of 25.378 kilometers, 64 heart-breaking corners and changeable Eifel weather. Opened in 1927, the Nürburgring Nordschleife, until Niki Lauda’s near accident in 1976, was a regular guest at the German Grand Prix, and was part of the ADAC Zurich 24h Race Weekend from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, the WTCR took the helm and provided even more action with the victories of Yvan Muller, Esteban Guerrieri and Thed Bjork. Guerrieri was also a winner in 2019 and 2020, when Yann Ehrlacher also won.
|WTCR Germany, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF PORTUGAL 2021 – 26-27/06/2021
Since 1931, when Gaspar Sameiro and Ercilio Barbosa conquered the original 7.150 kilometer circuit in a Ford Model A. Races have been held on Vila Real’s challenging slopes. Safety and financial factors meant that the races were held on an irregular basis until the arrival of the WTCC in 2015 provided stability and Vila Real’s first World Championship-level event. Now in use, the 4.785 kilometer circuit is a challenging mix of fast corners, climbs and descents. While a handful of chicanes have been installed for safety reasons, the spectacle remains unchanged at speeds in excess of 200 km / h on the last descent.
|WTCR Spain, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF SPAIN 2021 – 09-11/07/2021
MotorLand Aragon, located near Alcaniz in the north-east of the country, was a popular addition to the WTCR schedule when it hosted the first WTCR race in Spain in 2020. Despite the great enthusiasm for the 1965 Circuito Guadalope, growing safety requirements and difficulties in staging high-profile events in 2003 called for the time to race through the streets, leading to the MotorLand Aragon Project. Former Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa worked with circuit designer Hermann Tilke on the route, which was inaugurated in September 2009 and has been hosting the Gran Premio de Aragon de MotoGP since 2010.
|WTCR Italy, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF ITALY 2021 – 31-01/08/2021
After missing the appearance of the WTCR in 2020 due to delays in completing the upgraded track layout, the Adria International Raceway will be ready for its WTCR bow from 31 July to 1 August. For the first time since 2017, when Monza hosted the WTCC, the FIA World Touring Car Race returns to Italy, its spiritual home. Adria, where the FIA European Touring Car Cup was held in 2007, is only a short drive from the Adriatic Sea, 100 kilometers north of Bologna and 60 kilometers south of Venice.
|WTCR Hungary, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF HUNGARY 2021 – 21-22/08/2021
Located less than 20 kilometers north-east of Budapest, the Hungaroring is famous for hosting the first Formula One Grand Prix behind the old Iron Curtain in 1986. Since then, the Hungaroring has been a constant presence on the Formula One calendar and also a popular venue for World Touring Car Championships, especially since Norbert Michelisz established himself as a local hero and especially after his victory from pole to flag in 2015. Equipped with newly profiled curbs for 2016, the track merges tight corners and fast corners, while its location in the valley provides a first descent before heading back up to high-speed curve 4.
|WTCR South Korea, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF SOUTH KOREA 2021 – 16-17/10/2021
Designed by Alan Wilson, the same architect behind Ningbo International Speedpark, the 21-corner Inje Speedium will host South Korea’s first WTCR race. Completed in 2013 after a three-year construction period, the track features several elevations, high and low-speed corners, and impressive on-site facilities such as a hotel and apartment complex. Inje Speedium is located in the South Korean region of Kangwon-do, 160 kilometers northeast of the capital Seoul. Built to FIA Grade 2 standards, it hosted a round of the TCR Korea Touring Car Series in 2018, with eventual champion Charlie Kang winning the first race.
|WTCR China, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF CHINA 2021 – 06-07/11/2021
On TBC by official information.
|WTCR Macau, photo by wtcr.com|
WTCR RACE OF MACAU 2021 – 19-21/11/2021
The 6.120 kilometer Circuito da Guia in Macau combines winding corners and tight corners with long, wide open straights and sweeping corners – plus gradients – to create one of the most challenging and spectacular city corners in the world. This special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China has been hosting touring car races for more than half a century, the famous Guia race first taking place in 1972. After Rob Huff welcomed the WTCC 2017 with his ninth record victory, the exciting showdown of the first WTCR season took place in Macau in November 2018, where Gabriele Tarquini took the title.