This season the grid will welcome drivers representing 12 nationalities which can drive vehicles constructed by 5 totally different producers: Audi, Cupra, Lynk & Co, Honda and Hyundai.
Reigning champion Yann Ehrlacher is again to defend his title driving a Cyan Racing Lynk & Co machine.
The Frenchman will proceed to race alongside four-time World Touring Automobile (WTCC) champion Yvan Muller, whereas 2017 WTCC champion Thed Bjork pilots a Cyan Efficiency run Lynk & Co entry.
Hyundai will subject six of its new Elantra TCR challengers this season, with veteran Gabriele Tarquini main its assault.
The 59-year-old Italian, who added the 2018 WTCR title to his 2009 WTCC success, is joined by 2019 champion Norbert Michelisz, Frenchman Jean-Karl Vernay and Luca Engstler within the manufacturing facility supported BRC Squadra Corse and Engstler groups respectively.
Swedish former TCR Europe driver Jessica Backman, who will pilot a brand new form Elantra at Goal Competitors alongside her brother Andreas, would be the first feminine to race in WTCR.
Rob Huff, the 2012 WTCC champion, completes the roster of earlier winners as he returns to WTCR in a Zengo Motorsport Cupra after taking final yr’s Scandinavian TCR crown. The crew lineup additionally consists of fellow collection returnee Jordi Gene, whereas Mikel Azcona and Hungarian Bence Boldizs full the Cupra line-up.
Jessica Backman, 2020 ADAC TCR Germany
Photograph by: ADAC
A number of WTCR race winner Nestor Girolami and ex-Method 1 driver Tiago Monteiro are anticipated to steer Honda’s cost at Munnich Motorsport.
Audi can even unleash its second era RS Three LMS TCR machine as Gilles Magnus, Nathanael Berthon and touring automotive veteran Tom Coronel symbolize the German marque.
The grid might enhance all through the marketing campaign as race-by-race entries stay open 14 days forward of every occasion.
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“Not solely is the WTCR all-season entry checklist for 2021 large on amount, it is also very large on high quality with a very excessive degree of drivers set to participate, together with 9 25 or underneath, plus the WTCR’s first feminine driver, Jessica Backman,” stated Xavier Gavory, WTCR Director, Eurosport Occasions.
“Offering the important supporting position are 11 extremely skilled and devoted groups, whereas 5 buyer racing departments are actively engaged in WTCR campaigns with all vehicles geared up with Goodyear tyres and utilizing sustainable biofuel from P1 Racing Fuels for the primary time.
“Though we’re nonetheless a couple of weeks away from the beginning of the brand new season the substances are all in place for one more epic yr of FIA World Touring Automobile racing.”
WTCR is about to embark upon 16 spherical championship starting at Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife on Three-5 June.
Staff by crew
29 Nestor Girolami (ARG) ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Sort R TCR
86 Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Sort R TCR
9 Attila Tassi (HUN) ALL-INKL.DE Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Sort R TCR
18 Tiago Monteiro (PRT) ALL-INKL.DE Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Sort R TCR
Three Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR
5 Norbert Michelisz (HUN) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR
16 Gilles Magnus (BEL) Comtoyou Staff Audi Sport Audi RS Three LMS
22 Frederic Vervisch (BEL) Comtoyou Staff Audi Sport Audi RS Three LMS
17 Nathanael Berthon (FRA) Comtoyou DHL Staff Audi Sport Audi RS Three LMS
32 Tom Coronel (NLD) Comtoyou DHL Staff Audi Sport Audi RS Three LMS
11 Thed Bjork (SWE) Cyan Efficiency Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
12 Santiago Urrutia (URY) Cyan Efficiency Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
68 Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR
100 Yvan Muller (FRA) Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & C0 03 TCR
eight Luca Engstler (DEU) Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Staff Hyundai Elantra N TCR
69 Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Staff Hyundai Elantra N TCR
19 Andreas Backman (SWE) Goal Competitors Hyundai Elantra N TCR
26 Jessica Backman (SWE) Goal Competitors Hyundai Elantra N TCR
79 Rob Huff (GBR) Zengo Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competicion
96 Mikel Azcona (ESP) Zengo Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competicion
28 Jordi Gene (ESP) Zengo Motorsport Drivers’ Academy CUPRA Leon Competicion
55 Bence Boldizs (HUN) Zengo Motorsport Drivers’ Academy CUPRA Leon Competicion