First team commits to TCR World Tour
Factory-supported Audi Sport squad Comtoyou Racing has confirmed its plans to contest the TCR World Tour as launched by the WSC Group for 2023.
Announced last month, the TCR World Tour will consist of nine events covering four continents including Australia of which the Bathurst International could be under consideration to host in 2023.
“We will officially represent Audi Sport in the new TCR World Tour,” team manager François Verbist said. “We will enter four Audi RS 3 LMS cars in the nine events of this world calendar, which is a one-off addition to existing championships.
“In addition, we will also be defending our titles in TCR Europe with four cars. In other words, when TCR World Tour and TCR Europe join forces, we will be fielding eight Audi RS 3 LMS cars!”
This follows team boss Jean-Michael Baert’s earlier interest in the TCR World Tour as he declared the Belgian team is ready to win the title.
“This ranking is the world ranking of TCR drivers with points to be scored in the various competitions where TCRs are accepted,” he said. “At the end of the year, the top 15 of the TCR World Tour and the top 45 of the TCR World Ranking will meet for a world final.
“With Audi Sport, our objective is to go for the first TCR World Tour title.”
This year the squad won the TCR Europe Series with Franco Girolami and Gold at the FIA Motorsport Games, fielding Team Netherlands driver Tom Coronel.
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