The upcoming TCR
Japan Touring Car Series was officially launched during a press
conference at Suzuka Circuit in the frame of the WTCR weekend.
Akira Kuroshita, president of Japan TCR Management, Marcello Lotti,
WSC president and Yoshiiaki Abe, General Manager of Yokohama
Motorsport, sat at the conference table in front of large media
The new championship will kick off in 2019, promoted by Japan Race
Promotion Inc. the same company that organises the successful Super
Yokohama has been appointed as the official tyre supplier, while BS
Fuji will be the official TV broadcaster.
The calendar will be set of six events with Super Formula, plus one
pre-season official test.
March: Official Test, Fuji Speedway
18/19 May: Rounds 1 & 2, Autopolis
22/23 June: Rounds 3 & 4, Motorland Sugo
13/14 July: Rounds 5 & 6, Fuji Speedway
28/29 September: Rounds 7 & 8, Okayama Int. Circuit
26/27 October: Rounds 9 & 10, Suzuka Circuit
Date TBA: Rounds 11 & 12, Circuit TBA