SLOVAKIA ADDED TO WTCR OSCARO CALENDAR
OSCARO event moves from Termas de Río Hondo to Slovakia Ring
Events to preserve relationship with Argentine authorities over future
and truck racing will deliver weekend of action-packed entertainment
run under the FIA umbrella
Slovakia will host the sixth event of the inaugural WTCR – FIA World
Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO from 13-15 July, a move ratified by
the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in Manila, Philippines, today
It replaces Argentina – on what will remain a 10-event calendar – in
response to the country’s challenging economic climate.
WTCR OSCARO promoter Eurosport Events met Argentine authorities in the
capital Buenos Aires recently where it was agreed not to organise WTCR
Race of Argentina 2018, a decision that was approved by an e-vote of
the FIA Touring Car Commission prior to today’s meeting of the WMSC.
Consequently, Eurosport Events has reached agreements with Slovakia
Ring Agency and ETRA Promotion GmbH – promoter of the FIA
European Truck Racing Championship – to host rounds 16-18 of WTCR
OSCARO at Slovakia Ring instead.
“We offer a warm welcome to our friends and colleagues at the WTCR –
FIA World Touring Car Cup,” said ETRA Director, Rolf Werner. “A great
opportunity to have a common event with two FIA championships was very
appealing to everyone and I am sure it will be very well received by
competitors, fans and media alike.”
Fellow ETRA Director, Georg Fuchs added: “Our event was the right fit
at a late stage for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup and it is
obvious we share the same progressive outlook to make a dynamic and
Eurosport Group has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with
Argentina, its government and Ministry of Tourism and will remain close
to its key representatives and the local promoter with the view of
bringing world touring car racing back to the country.
Meanwhile, Eurosport Events has partnered with Slovakia Ring, which is
located within easy reach of the capital Bratislava, since 2012 when
the FIA World Touring Car Championship made the first of five visits
there. From 2017, Eurosport Events has continued to promote top-level
championships at the circuit, maintaining the long-term alliance
between the two organisations.
By joining forces with the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, WTCR
Race of Slovakia will deliver a diverse weekend of motorsport with a
sell-out crowd expected. Timetable and broadcast information will be
announced in due course.
OSCARO schedule (provisional)
WTCR Race of Portugal (Vila Real): 22-24 June
WTCR Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring): 13-15 July
WTCR Race of China-Ningbo (Ningbo): 28-30 September
WTCR Race of China-Wuhan (Wuhan): 5-7 October
WTCR Race of Japan (Suzuka): 26-28 October
WTCR Race of Macau (Macau): 15-18 November