statistics keep on growing
2018, the fourth season
of TCR competition, marked a further expansion of the category on a
global level. The agreement between WSC Ltd, the FIA and Eurosport Events
gave birth to the WTCR – Touring Car World Cup, while new series were
launched in Europe, UK, Korea and North America.
246 TCR-sanctioned races were held in 29 countries
(39 in 2015, 141 in 2016 and 216 in 2017) encompassing 26 series (18 in
The series with the largest
participation was TCR
Germany that featured 27.9 cars on average per event,
followed by WTCR (26.5), TCR Europe (25.1), TCR Italy (23.7) and TCR
from 49 countries
took part in at least one race (289 in 2016 and 539 in 2017). Jean-Karl Vernay
was the Stakhanovite of the year, totalling 45 starts
between WTCR, TCR Europe and endurance races.
claimed race wins.
The list is led by TCR Asia and Middle East champion Luca Engstler
victories, ahead of Vernay and TCR UK champion Daniel Lloyd with 8 wins
apiece; TCR China champion Alex Hui follows in fourth position with 7
of car manufacturers were represented during the season and 9 of them won races. The
most winning car was the CUPRA/SEAT
León with 53
victories from 915
followed by the Honda Civic Type R (49) and the Volkswagen Golf GTI (46).