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WTCR would be a dream, says swift Swiss Richard

WTCR would be a dream, says swift Swiss Richard

09/01/2018 06:00

Promising Swiss driver Kris Richard says competing in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup would be a dream come true.

The 2016 FIA European Touring Car Cup winner and TCR Germany frontrunner from 2017 impressed on his step up to the World Touring Car Championship in Japan and Qatar last season.

He’s now working to be on the grid when WTCR begins in Marrakech, Morocco from 7-8 April.

“It‘s a dream to compete in WTCR this season,” said Richard, 23. “But in motorsport most drivers are not able to decide and it’s the same with me. At the moment my bank account says no to WTCR but until the season starts we have some time that I will use to work on my dream.”

Richard is keeping active over the winter with an appearance in this weekend’s Dubai 24 Hours when he forms part of the Sorg Rennsport BMW line-up along with four other drivers.

Tom Coronel and twin brother Tim have finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in South America, reaching the end of the final stage in Córdoba, Argentina, yesterday just outside the top 30.

Tiago Monteiro, a race winner and title contender during the final season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017, has received Portugal’s Sport Merit Award.

Comtoyou Racing has signed its second FIA World Touring Car Cup contender in as many days with the addition of Aurélien Panis to its WTCR line-up for 2018.

WTCR Q&A: Denis Dupont

18/01/2018 12:00 - 2017

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

Belgium’s motorsport federation, the RACB, has identified the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup as the ultimate international launch pad for its young star driver, Denis Dupont.

The man behind the Honda Civic Type R TCR project hopes several examples of the car will be on the grid when the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup begins in Morocco on 7 April.