From 2013 the current FIA WTCC-spec cars will be allowed to race in the touring car championships of United States and Dominican Republic.
Last weekend at Sonoma, WTCC General Marcello Lotti had meetings with the promoter of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) Ali Arsham and with Henry Krausz, President of the Dominican National Sporting Authority that promotes the Dominican Touring Series (DTS).
“I am quite pleased that both, Ali and Henry, agreed on opening their series to the WTCC-spec cars. This further enhances the FIA’s strategy to expand the S2000 technical regulations to national championships worldwide,” Lotti commented.
USTCC’s Ali Arsham esplained: “From next year we will accept the WTCC cars in both the current (1.6L turbo) and the old (2.0L normally aspirated) configurations. They will race alongside our standard categories and we will put in place a system to balance the performance on track.”
Henry Krausz added: “Right now the former WTCC 2.0-litre cars – BMW, SEAT, Honda and Chevrolet – are the backbone of DTS. From 2013 we will open to the new 1.6L turbo cars as well.”
Picture: from the left, Henry Krausz, Ali Arsham and Marcello Lotti