New initiatives planned
for 2019 as WTCR partnership exceeds OSCARO's expectations
mechanics to contest OSCARO Repair Time of the Year award *Enhanced VIP
guest programmes for selected loyal OSCARO customers *Honda-powered
Monteiro won’t be the sole OSCARO ambassador in the world cup
the world’s leading online retailer of original automotive spare parts, has
announced a number of new initiatives as it embarks on its second season as
the Series Presenting Partner of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup
presented by OSCARO.
Building on the success of the first year of the agreement with WTCR
promoter Eurosport Events and aimed at strengthening the links between the
world of motorsport and the OSCARO
community, the inaugural OSCARO Repair Time of the Year
competition has been launched.
It will reward the WTCR team whose mechanics complete the most extensive or
challenging car repair in the 15-minute window the rules allow between
Selected by representatives of OSCARO
and WTCR promoter Eurosport Events, the winning team will receive a trophy
at the season-closing WTCR Race of Malaysia on 15 December.
has also launched a new VIP
which includes, for example, opportunity for OSCARO
customers to attend selected rounds of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup
presented by OSCARO.
Hosted by the Team OSCARO
Experience, the competition winners will meet drivers and enjoy
behind-the-scenes team visits, where they will gain a unique insight into
the life of a WTCR race mechanic.
Car enthusiasts who repair their road cars at home in their spare time
having purchased parts online from OSCARO
will be among those eligible to take part in the competitions.
Honda Civic Type R TCR driver for the KCMG team in the WTCR, will serve as
an ambassador for OSCARO.
However, he won’t be the only ambassador and more details will be announced
in due course.
Jean-Baptiste Choteau, OSCARO
Strategic Director, said: “The first season of WTCR / OSCARO
exceeded our expectations and we look forward to the second chapter with a
level of competition that will be even higher than the first. For OSCARO,
this new adventure will be under the sign of the mechanics and many
activations are being developed with our customers in mind.
“They are people passionate about cars and the mechanics of a car, while
sports brands active in WTCR, like RS from Audi, Type R from Honda or GTI
from Volkswagen, are rooted in the hearts of enthusiasts. So, for year two
of our presenting partnership, new projects have been devised to strengthen
the links between the world of motorsport and the OSCARO
community. We are very excited for the 2019 season.”
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR / OSCARO
promoter, said: “We are very pleased that OSCARO
is leveraging its partnership with Eurosport Events for year two with
tailor-made activities for its loyal customers on our events. They
will love WTCR’s accessibility and will feel very close to the action, both
on track and in the garages. Awarding the best team mechanics is also
a natural step forward for OSCARO, at the heart of its DNA. OSCARO is a great Series Presenting
Partner to work with.”
The 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO takes place
over 10 weekends between April to December and features 30 races broadcast
live around the globe. WTCR Race of Morocco at the Circuit Moulay El Hassan
in Marrakech opens the new season from 5-7 April. A packed grid of drivers,
including seven FIA world title winners, is expected.