The entry list showcasing all confirmed entrants (so far) competing in the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship season has been released, as the series gets set to welcome the most radical technical regulations in its history.

The coming season sees 19 full-season racers confirmed, while a number of part-time entries are also expected to join the grid at selected rounds.

There will be sixteen full-time runners competing in new-for-2014-spec machinery – known as the TC1 class – which includes manufacturer-supported efforts from Citroën, Honda and LADA, along with half a dozen independently-run Chevrolets designed by the RML stable.

Citroën will field a fourth car at selected rounds for former F1 test driver Ma Qing Hua, while the Onyx Racing Engineering team – which announced its participation at the beginning of the year – is not expected to have its entries readied until at least mid-season.

The TC2 class, designed for older-spec entries, currently has three full-time runners confirmed, although a spate of part-time campaigners are expected to bolster its grid numbers.

The Liqui Moly Engstler BMW team will continue with two full-time entries in the second-tier championship, along with a single entrant from Campos Racing, which is already fielding two Chevrolet Cruzes in the TC1 tier.

While 19 cars represents a slight drop from the 23 runners who were confirmed for last year’s championship, the sixteen-car TC1 field fulfils the ambitions of former series promoter Marcello Lotti, who targeted exactly that number of newer-spec cars on the grid for the season-opener at Morocco next month.


2014 FIA WTCC Entry List:

Driver Team Model Class
1. Yvan Muller Citroën Racing Citroën C-Elysée Citroen TC1
2. Gabriele Tarquini Honda Racing Team JAS Honda Civic WTCC Honda TC1
3. Tom Chilton ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze Chevrolet TC1
4. Tom Coronel ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze Chevrolet TC1
5. Norbert Michelisz Zengõ Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC Honda TC1
6. Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320TC BMW TC2
7. Hugo Valente Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze Chevrolet TC1
9. Sébastien Loeb Citroën Racing Citroën C-Elysée Citroen TC1
10. Gianni Morbidelli Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze Chevrolet TC1
11. James Thompson LADA Sport Lukoil LADA Granta WTCC LADA
TC1
12. Rob Huff LADA Sport Lukoil LADA Granta WTCC LADA TC1
14. Mikhail Kozlovskiy LADA Sport Lukoil LADA Granta WTCC LADA TC1
18. Tiago Monteiro Honda Racing Team JAS Honda Civic WTCC Honda TC1
25. Mehdi Bennani Proteam Racing Honda Civic WTCC Honda TC1
27. John Filippi Campos Racing SEAT León WTCC SEAT
TC2
33. Ma Qing Hua* Citroën Racing Citroën C-Elysée Citroen TC1
37. José María López Citroën Racing Citroën C-Elysée Citroen TC1
77. René Münnich Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze Chevrolet
TC1
98. Dušan Borković Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze Chevrolet TC1
TBA. TBA Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320TC BMW TC2

* Denotes part-time competitor

Image via Honda Racing Team JAS

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