17 March 2023 |

Plans announced to host Kumho TCR World Tour at Macau

The inaugural Kumho TCR World Tour continues to take shape as Macau is set to join the impressive venues on the calendar as the final round of the season.

Macau’s annual Guia Race has hosted international teams through various iterations from the 1980s and TCR continues this history through the previous World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) up until 2019.

Becoming the traditional season finale for global touring car racing since 2005 when the previous World Touring Car Championship closed its inaugural campaign there as Andy Priaulx took the first of his eventual three titles.

While WTCR has been absent, TCR Asia and China have contested races at the legendary circuit as Lynk & Co has achieved the last three wins following on from its clean-sweep when the top-tier last visited in 2019.

“We would be very proud to add Macau to the already impressing list of famous circuits that will host the inaugural season of the KUMHO TCR World Tour,” said Marcello Lotti, president of the WSC Group.

“Personally speaking, I’m excited by the possibility of working again with AAMC and the Macau Grand Prix Organising Committee that have proved to be very professional in organising this event and have enthusiastically supported TCR from the very beginning.”

Lynk & Co through Cyan Racing will be joined by Audi representative Comtoyou Racing and a yet to be announced factory assisted team by Hyundai in the Kumho TCR World Tour, while Honda is set to also figure this season in the JAS Motorsport-developed FL5 Civic Type R TCR.

Australia will host two rounds of the inaugural Kumho TCR World Tour including at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International, while Ben Bargwanna will compete in the opening two rounds at Portimao and Spa-Francorchamps in a Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR.

The next round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series is at Phillip Island headlining Round 2 of the Shannons SpeedSeries on May 12-14.