The recent announcement about the introduction of the TCR China Series for 2017 confirms the relationship with the TCR Asia Series which will see two Chinese events held in conjunction with TCR Asia, joining TCR Thailand who will also contest two rounds within the Regional Championship.
“This further proves the TCR concept of National Championships like China and Thailand being able to join with the Regional championship,” TCR Asia Series promoter David Sonenscher explained. “It also gives drivers and teams a great yardstick in which to measure themselves against their Regional and International counterparts.
As an added bonus, the announcement also revealed that both the TCR Asia Series and TCR China competitors will share an invitational race at the famed Guia Circuit in Macau during mid-November.
Additionally, the new 2017 TCR Asia Series calendar has confirmed that the Shanghai season finale will be held on the last weekend of August (26-27).
“As more National Championships open up across the Asian Region, the grid numbers will begin to grow more quickly, and with it, interest in the category and more opportunities for drivers to climb the Touring Car ladder,” Sonenscher admitted.
“We are really looking forward to the coming season with great anticipation as TCR Asia continues to break new ground and provide some of the best touring car action anywhere in the world.”
2017 TCR Asia Series - calendar
TEST DAYS, 7-8 March - Sepang, Malaysia
Rnd#1/#2, 11-12 March - Sepang, Malaysia
Rnd#3/#4, 13-14 May - South Korea
Rnd#5/#6, 24-25 June - Buriram, Thailand*
Rnd#7/#8, 8-9 July, Bangsaen, Thailand*
Rnd#9/#10, 5-6 August - Zhejiang, China**
Rnd#11/#12, 26-27 August - Shanghai, China**
Invitational - 16-19 November, Guia Circuit, Macau
* with TCR Thailand Series
** with TCR China Series