The final entry list for the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup has been confirmed at the series’ media launch event in Barcelona.
The season-opening round on the streets of Marrakech on April 7-8 will feature a total of eleven teams and seven different manufacturers.
While the entry list itself features 26 drivers, the recent announcement that Benjamin Lassennes will substitute for the unwell Tiago Monteiro at Bousen Ginion Racing until further notice brings the grid to 25 cars.
The entry list for the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup has been officially revealed following the series’ media launch event in Barcelona.
The media launch event was used to confirm Zsolt Szabó as the second of Zengő Motorsport’s two drivers – completing an all-Hungarian line-up for the squad. Also confirmed in a part-season campaign was former WTCC race-winner and two-time British Touring Car Championship winner James Thompson, who joins Münnich Motorsport’s line-up.
The entry list also saw the rebranding of a number of teams. Yvan Muller’s eponymous racing team has been abbreviated to YMR, while Romeo Ferraris has been renamed Team Mulsanne to align to its parent operation.
Belgian outfit Team WRT will be known as Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team in deference to their major sponsors, while Campos Racing will be entered as Team OSCARO by Campos Racing for similar reasons.
The field will conduct an open pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Thursday.
|2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup – Final Entry List|
|15||James Thompson||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R|
|52||Gordon Shedden||Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team||Audi RS3 LMS|
|9||Tom Coronel||Boutsen Ginion Racing||Honda Civic Type-R|
|5||Norbert Michelisz||BRC Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N|
|20||Denis Dupont||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS|
|22||Frédéric Vervisch||Audi Sport Team Comtoyou|
|7||Aurélien Comte||DG Sport Compétition||Peugeot 308TCR|
|27||John Filippi||Team OSCARO by Campos Racing||Cupra Léon TCR|
|12||Rob Huff||Sébastien Loeb Racing||Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|10||Gianni Morbidelli||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta|
|11||Thed Björk||Yvan Muller Racing||Hyundai i30 N|
|8||Norbert Nagy||Zengő Motorsport||Cupra Léon TCR|
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