|The WTCR (World Touring Car Cup) has extended its long-standing alliance with OSCARO under a new, two-year agreement. Oscaro continues the Series’ Presenting Partner and is the world’s leading online retailer of original automotive spare parts.|
Having initially supported John Filippi’s participation in the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship), OSCARO made the decision to increase its involvement by joining forces with WTCC promoter in 2015. The promoter tailor-made the sponsorship of ‘Repair Time’ in between races to fit OSCARO’s DNA with free-standing icon boards indicating to TV viewers what parts needed changing. For 2016, OSCARO increased its involvement further by signing as an Official Series Partner of the championship, an arrangement that continued into 2017.
With OSCARO continuing its international expansion, the extended alliance from 2018 marks the next and most significant step of OSCARO’s partnership with WTCR promoters.
Recognizing the numerous brand awareness and additional promotional and marketing opportunities offered by the new WTCR, Pierre-Noël Luiggi, CEO of OSCARO, said, “Becoming the title partner of the WTCR was a straightforward decision for us. This partnership embodies the real spirit of the OSCARO brand and its true love of real competition. We are very excited by the new dimension of our partnership with Eurosport Events and we can bet the series will be very popular with touring car fans around the world.”
WTCR presented by OSCARO begins at Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7-8 April, for the first of 10 planned weekends and 30 all-action races.
WTCR 2018 Season
The new World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) is set to visit 10 race tracks across four continents in 2018.
Subject to World Motor Sport Council and national motorsport federation (ASN) approval, the inaugural WTCR calendar will open at the semi-permanent Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech, Morocco (7-8 April) and close at the Circuito da Guia in Macau (15-18 November), ranked as the world’s most challenging street course and a touring car venue for more than half a century.
Other highlights include races at the Hungaroring near Budapest, the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany and on the streets of Vila Real in Portugal. Termas de Río Hondo will become Argentina’s home of WTCR in early August, while the series heads to the Ningbo International Speedpark in China (29-30 September). Zandvoort in The Netherlands hosts its first world touring car event since 2007. Suzuka has been chosen as the venue of Japan’s round of the WTCR together with the Super Formula finale.
2018 WTCR season calendar
Marrakech (Morocco): 7-8 April
Hungaroring (Hungary): 28-29 April
Nürburgring Nordschleife (Germany): 10-12 May
Zandvoort (Netherlands): 19-21 May
Vila Real (Portugal): 23-24 June
Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina): 4-5 August
Ningbo (China): 29-30 September
Suzuka (Japan): 27-28 October
Macau (Macau): 15-18 November