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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said that on November 27 and 28 in Russia, in Sochi, the final stage of the FIA ​​World Touring Car Race 2021 will be held, the promoter of which will be ANO Rosgonki. This event was approved by the Russian Government.

“Russia has long established itself as a country that knows how to organize international events at the highest level. We are glad to cooperate with our foreign colleagues, holding such a landmark event for world sports in Russia, in Sochi. The organizers found themselves hostage to a complex global epidemiological situation, and therefore in some countries major events are canceled, in others, where the situation is better, such events are possible. The competition is large, large-scale, at the final stage, the final location in the individual and team competition among 22 pilots from 12 countries will be determined. I am sure that FT “Sirius” will adequately host the final of such a serious international motorsport series, and “Rosgonki” will provide full support in organizing it, ”said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

In turn, the Ministry of Sports of Russia noted that the holding of the WTCR World Cup stage emphasizes the importance and relevance of the Sochi Autodrom facility for holding major sporting events.

“The WTCR World Cup is the world’s main touring car tournament. Sochi Autodrom has a license of the highest category Grade 1 from the FIA, it allows to hold competitions of any difficulty level. The fact that such a significant event as the final of a prestigious series will take place at the Sochi Autodrome is a clear demonstration of the quality and international relevance of the object. This is very important for the development of motorsport in Russia, ”stressed the Minister of Sports of Russia Oleg Matytsin.

The WTCR is the International Touring Cup, sanctioned by the FIA ​​as the highest class of light car competition. The WTCR rules provide for the following racing weekend format, consisting of two free practices, qualifying and two races. In accordance with the TCR technical regulations, front-wheel drive four- and five-door sports sedans or hatchbacks take part in the Cup. These “sports cars” can be equipped with turbocharged engines up to 2000 cc. see Maximum power of cars in this racing series is limited to 350 hp.

Also note that many of the WTCR drivers are former Formula 1 drivers. For example, Gabriele Tarquini, Ivan Muller, Rob Huff and Tom Coronel are true legends of touring car racing.

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