With a exam during Barcelona on Mar 28 and 29, Audi concludes a pre-season preparations. The drivers finished a sum stretch of some 10,000 exam kilometers in a Audi RS 3 LMS that was TCR Model of a Year in 2018. Since December, Audi Sport has tested in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, a Slovak Republic, Spain and Hungary. “After a good initial season, we intend to quarrel for a pretension this year,” says Jean-Karl Vernay, who as a best Audi Sport motorist won 4 races and clinched dual stick positions final year. “The foe will be even some-more complete and I’m unequivocally looking brazen to that.” Seven marques and 26 entrants will be represented in a field. “As a group we worked really tough final year. Now we wish to privately urge once again. Pole position and feat during Wuhan have done me inspired for more,” says Gordon Shedden. Frédéric Vervisch delivered several tip performances final winter: In November, during a FIA WTCR culmination in Macau, and in January, in Dubai, he won his initial 24-hour competition in a GT3 difficulty with Audi Sport patron racing. “In 2018, we finished on lectern in a FIA WTCR 7 times. Now we intend to go for all-out conflict right in a initial race,” says Vervisch. “For me, a signing by Audi Sport has done a dream come true,” says Niels Langeveld. “We wish to be in row during a front of a margin with a group and bind good results. Is that realistic? we don’t know yet. But it really is my goal.”
The calendar covers 3 continents and again encompasses 10 events, any featuring 3 scurry races, starting with a competition during Marrakesh in Morocco subsequent weekend. For a initial time, a limit of 4 competition cars per manufacturer will be battling for success. The operational crews operative on a cars will be singular to 10 people per dual competition cars this year. Practice time in a initial giveaway use event will boost by 50 percent to 45 minutes. For a initial time, points will be awarded to a tip 5 drivers not usually in a second though also in a initial subordinate session. The initial subordinate will continue to establish a grid for competition one, a second event for competition three. In a second race, a tip 10 from a second subordinate will start from a topsy-turvy grid. The points-classification for all 3 rounds, that now starts with 25 points for a feat and no longer rewards usually a tip 10 though a tip 15 drivers, has been standardized. Titles in a WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup are awarded to a best drivers and teams, though not to a manufacturers. For a initial time, a circuit during Sepang in Malaysia will horde a culmination of a racing array in December. Eurosport will yield extensive radio coverage of a array in Europe. In 2018, 66 million viewers watched a broadcasts in Europe. The accumulative airtime of Eurosport alone amounted to 212 hours. This year, a array will be promote in 204 countries worldwide.
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