WTCR Race of Alsace GrandEst essentials, schedule

WTCR Race of Alsace GrandEst essentials, schedule

01.08.2022: FIA World Touring Car Championship WTCR Alsace GrandEst Anneau du Rhin 5-7 August 2022 THE WTCR IN SHORT The WTCR, which is broadcast in more than 185 countries, is the pinnacle of customer touring car racing and sits at the top of


FIA World Touring Car Championship
WTCR Alsace GrandEst
Anneau du Rhin
5-7 August 2022






THE WTCR IN SHORT




The WTCR, which is broadcast in more than 185 countries, is the pinnacle of customer touring car racing and sits at the top of the TCR category ladder. Evolving from the FIA World Touring Car Championship, the WTCR is administered by the FIA and promoted by Discovery Sports Events.



Five car brands – Audi, CUPRA, Honda, Hyundai and Lynk & Co – are represented through their customer racing departments, while eight teams, all using Goodyear tyres and sustainable fuel from P1 Racing Fuels, have signed up to pursue more FIA World Touring Car gold in 2022.



As well as coveted FIA world titles for drivers and teams, independent racers with no financial backing from a manufacturer are eligible for the WTCR Trophy. Meanwhile, a Balance of Performance formula helps to maintain a level playing field. Engine power is capped at 360bhp with speeds reaching 260kph.



The Goodyear #FollowTheLeader recognises the driver at the head of the standings after each qualifying session or race. They wear the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader jacket and carry the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader yellow windscreen strip on their car until such time that they no longer top the points classification.



ESSENTIALS




Rounds: 13 and 14 of 20
Date: August 5-7
Venue: Circuit de l’Anneau du Rhin
Location: 68127 Biltzheim, France
Length: 3.620 kilometres
Race 1 distance: 30 minutes + 1 lap
Race 2 distance: 25 minutes + 1 lap

WTCR lap record (qualifying):
To be established

WTCR lap record (race):
To be established



In 100 words: Inspired by Circuit Paul Ricard, Anneau du Rhin began operating in 1996. The main straight is 1050 metres long, while its picturesque forest location provides a spectacular setting. Lying equidistant between the cities of Colmar and Mulhouse, the venue benefits from access to excellent transport infrastructure and ample accommodation.



The Grand Est region is not only home to Anneau du Rhin but also to the Bugatti sportscar brand: Caroline Bugatti, the granddaughter of Ettore Bugatti, is a board member of the venue. Multiple FIA World Touring Car title winners Yann Ehrlacher and Yvan Muller were born and raised in Alsace.

 

 

Timetable:


Friday August 5


12h30-13h30: Test Session


Saturday August 6


09h30-10h15: Free Practice 1 (Live on Facebook, YouTube, Eurosport Player)
12h30-13h00: Free Practice 2 (Live on Facebook, YouTube, Eurosport Player)
15h00-15h20: Qualifying Q1 (Live on Eurosport Player and other broadcasters around the world)
15h25-15h35: Qualifying Q2 (Live on Eurosport Player and other broadcasters around the world)
15h45-16h00: Qualifying Q3 (Live on Eurosport Player and other broadcasters around the world)


Sunday August 7


12h15: Race 1 (30 minutes+1 lap) (Live on Eurosport Player and other broadcasters around the world)
12h55 (approx.): Race 1 podium
16h15: Race 2 (25 minutes+1 lap) (Live on Eurosport Player and other broadcasters around the world)
16h50 (approx.): Race 2 podium




Kings of WTCR


2021: Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Cyan Racing / Lynk & Co 03 TCR
2020: Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Cyan Racing / Lynk & Co 03 TCR
2019: Norbert Michelisz (HUN) BRC Racing Team / Hyundai i30 N TCR
2018: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) BRC Racing Team / Hyundai i30 N TCR






 Richard Rodgers, photos WTCR

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