Published on March 14th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
TCR Asia Series 2015 Season Starts At Zhuhai
After revealing the five round program for the maiden season of the TCR Asia Series just a month ago, the series promoter WSC Asia Ltd. have revealed a change to the venue set for the opening round in alignment with the China Touring Car Championship which shares the same bill.
“Initially we were set for the Guandong Circuit in mid-August, however the China Touring Car Championship has negotiated to take the opening round to Zhuhai, which ultimately works very well for us,” explained David Sonenscher, CEO of WSC Asia, the series promoter.
“Obviously our initial intent was to start the 2015 season earlier, however the manufacturers are already at full capacity developing cars for the TCR International Series which starts at Sepang at the end of this month, so we needed to provide them with enough time to ensure we have a strong field for our opening round.
“Interest continues to come from all corners of the Asian region, and we already have a strong entry of top teams, details of which will be released soon. It’s an exciting time for Asian motorsport, and having the TCR International Series begin with their first two rounds on the Formula 1 program at both Sepang and Shanghai will provide a significant boost to the profile of the category ahead of our opening round in August.”
After Guangdong, the 2015 TCR Asia Series will visit Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand,
while the venue for the final race meeting will be unveiled at a later date.
Sonenscher said: “For Singapore, our competitors will also enter in the TCR International Series, while in Thailand they will have their own races. We are already looking forward to include Japan and Korea in the 2016 calendar.”
2015 TCR Asia Series – Calendar
14-16 August, Zhuhai International Circuit, China
4-6 September, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
18-20 September, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
23-25 October, Buriram International Circuit, Thailand
20-22 November, TBC