In the season of 2015, Russia became the first European country, not in word but in deed supported the concept of TCR — in a class of «Turing» was launched just three SEAT Leon, prepared according to the requirements of the new series, and Alexey Dudukalo became the first national champion, won his championship this technology.
Last week, the promoter Marcello Lotti international series organized an open day at the Belgian track Jules Taschen, which brought together more than 500 guests from different countries. Among them were representatives of Russia — Head of SMP RSKG Oleg Petrikov and coordinator of the Russian Mikhail Konovalov series, pilots Goltsova Natalia, Pavel Yashin Andrey Artiushin and head of the team «Neva Motorsport» Alexander Antonov.
Pilots are given the opportunity to test the cars presented in TCR International Series — is already proven themselves in this season SEAT Leon, Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic. We were at a meeting in Belgium and brands making their debut (Subaru), and even those who are just going to put their models in the next year — Alfa Romeo, Kia and Renault.
The meeting discussed the calendar of international competitions TCR, national championships, and the newly formed TCR European Trophy. One of the stages of the European Championship will take place in our country, together with a series of weekend Russian ring races — registered in the national championships pilots will take to the start of class members with the «Touring». In the races at Smolensk stage will play several sets of medals. Foreign athletes and our pilots are acting on the technique class TCR, earn points in the treasury of the «European Trophy» in the category of TCR Russia Points will play only Russians — and they also receive points in the overall class of «Turing» on a par with the drivers on the other equipment, the relevant the requirements of a top two-liter class.
Oleg Petrik, head of the NSR RSKG: «We continue to support the concept of TCR, and have now reached new agreements. The first phase of the new European Trophy will be held in Russia in the Smolensk Ring — a good chance for our pilots to demonstrate their skills in an internal struggle with European drivers. In addition, participants acting on SMP technology RSKG category TCR and TCR declared to offset Russia, throughout the season will be able to compete for an additional set of awards, and prize winners will be invited to the final award ceremony, along with the other winners of the national championships. For the Russian series circuit racing, among other things, this will ensure an influx of new participants and cars in the most prestigious class of „Turing“... »