WTCR drivers turn
designers for 2019
racing number designs to stand out for fans *Drivers will explain their
creations in video messages *Multiple uses include racesuits and dashboards
in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO don’t just get
to choose their numbers – they design them as well.
Promoter Eurosport Events has invited the all-season WTCR / OSCARO racers
to create their own number design, having allowed them to choose their race
number since the inaugural season.
In the spirit of the iconic number 46 design from MotoGP legend Valentino
Rossi, drivers are being encouraged to develop a look and feel that could
be either symbolic or have particular relevance to them, but strikes a
chord with fans around the world.
While the individual designs won’t feature on the sides or windscreens of
the competing cars in accordance with the WTCR / OSCARO sporting regulations
from the FIA, they can appear on dashboards to enable capture by on-board
cameras and will have a number of other uses, mandatory or otherwise,
*Racesuits, safety underwear and safety helmets
*Television graphics, such as starting grid order
*Pit garage frames, backdrops, national flags on pit trolleys
*Autograph tables and posters
*Driver merchandise, social media channels, websites
Gabriele Tarquini, the inaugural WTCR / OSCARO title winner, has taken up
his right to use the number ‘1’ on his Hyundai i30 N TCR. “I have left my
lucky number 30 and I have chosen number 1,” said the Italian ace. “The
logo for the 2019 campaign will be GT1 from the initials of my name and the
number 1. And I have put it together with a picture of a wild pig because
from the beginning of my career everybody in motorsport was calling me
Esteban Guerrieri’s now-familiar 86 has a tiger as its centrepiece, as the
ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR driver explained.
“The tiger is not my favourite animal but it’s solitary, it follows its
prey, analyses the situation and when it attacks it’s very decisive, which
is a bit like my personality in some ways although I’m not solitary! I’m
very open and social but there are times when I like to be alone to work,
to improve myself in every area. Plus, there is the eyes. Many people
highlight my eyes as one of my main features, like I have the eyes of a
WTCR / OSCARO promoter Eurosport Events will release number designs along
with video messages from drivers from now until the season-opening WTCR
Race of Morocco from 5-7 April.