The FIA WTCR calendar 2021 includes eight countries, starting in June in Germany. While the China race has yet to take place, Macau is ending the WTCR season. We will take a look at the WTCR calendar 2021.
WTCR RACE OF GERMANY
With its mighty lap of 25.378 kilometers, 64 heart-rending corners and changeable Eifel weather conditions, the WTCR Germany offers a challenge like no other. Opened in 1927, the Nürburgring Nordschleife was a regular guest at the German Grand Prix until Niki Lauda’s near accident in 1976 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 the winner in 2019 and 2020, when Yann Ehrlacher also won. WTCR Germany offers a challenge like no other, with its mighty lap of 25.378 kilometers, 64 heart-breaking
WTCR RACE OF PORTUGAL
Gaspar Sameiro and Ercilio Barbosa conquered the original 7,150-kilometre Vila Real in 1931. Today, the 4.785 kilometer circuit is a challenging mix of fast corners, climbs and descents. The route has been changed for safety reasons. At the same time the spectacle remains unchanged at speeds of over 200km / h on the last descent.
WTCR RACE OF SPAIN
MotorLand Aragon, near Alcaniz in the north-east of the country, was a popular addition to the WTCR calendar when it hosted the first WTCR race in Spain in 2020. Despite the great enthusiasm for the Circuito Guadalope in 1965, growing safety requirements and difficulties in hosting high-profile events in 2003 required the time to race through the streets, leading to the MotorLand Aragon Project. Former Formula One driver Pedro de la Rosa worked with circuit designer Hermann Tilke on the track, which was inaugurated in September 2009 and has hosted the Gran Premio de Aragon de MotoGP since 2010.
ITALY in WTCR Calendar 2021
Following the cancellation of the WTCR in 2020 due to delays in completing the upgraded route, 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 just a short drive from the Adriatic Sea, 100 kilometers north of Bologna and 60 kilometers south of Venice.
WTCR RACE OF HUNGARY
Located less than 20 kilometers north-east of Budapest, the Hungaroring is famous for hosting the first Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix behind the old Iron Curtain in 1986. Since then, the Hungaroring has become a fixture 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 combines tight bends and fast turns, while its location in the valley offers a first descent before heading back to high speed curve 4.
WTCR RACE OF SOUTH KOREA
Designed by Alan Wilson, architect of Ningbo International Speedpark, the 21-corner Inje Speedium will host South Korea’s first WTCR race. Completed in 2013 after three years of construction, the track features several vertical meters, high and low-speed corners, and impressive on-site facilities such as a hotel and apartment complex. Inje Speedium is located in the Kangwon-do region of South Korea, 160 kilometers northeast of the capital Seoul. Built to FIA Grade 2, it hosted a round of the TCR Korea Touring Car Series in 2018, with eventual champion Charlie Kang winning the first race.
The WTCR race in China, which will take place from 6-7 November, has yet to be officially confirmed.
MACAU in WTCR Calendar 2021
The 6.120-kilometre Circuito da Guia in Macau combines winding 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 China has been hosting touring car races for more than half a century. The famous Guia race held in 1972.
Updates in FIA WTCR Calendar 2021/ July 2021
After it became known that the Sochi Autodrome would no longer host the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, the circuit switched on the other race series, replacing the Guia circuit in Macau. As predicted at the beginning of the year, the East rejected the race. South Korea therefore withdrew from the FIA WTCR calendar 2021.