Since ever, touring car racing, in its different shapes and forms, has been one of the pillars of motorsports, alongside singleseater formulae, sports cars and rallying.
In recent years, touring car racing has been blossoming again at global level, thanks to the introduction of new cars, closer to the street models and hence affordable, and to the raising interest of fans and the racing community.
Touring car racing is back to its splendor, regaining its position as one of the most exciting and spectacular racing disciplines and the core of grassroot racing.
GT Sport is proud to launch the TC OPEN…
The TC Open, which takes-off in 2017, aims at offering to touring car enthusiasts a top-level European series, based on six events on the most prestigious F.1 circuits across the continent.
The TC Open is based on cars with turbocharged engines up to 2 liters, allowing to compete a wide range of touring car machines of different specifications or coming from mono-brand trophies.
Running alongside the International GT Open and the Euroformula Open, the TC Open benefits from all the strengths of the GT Sport package, including premium venues, dedicated space in pits and paddock, and extensive live TV coverage and webstreaming, at an extremely reasonable cost/return ratio.
In doing so, the TC Open positions itself as one of the most interesting racing options on the touring car market for all types of teams (professional, semi-professional) and drivers (TC experts, gentlemen drivers, young talents, etc)
The 2017 season will include six rounds with 12-sprint races and one driver per car, where the TC Open will share its event meetings with the International GT Open, the Euroformula Open and other top racing series.
• 2 x 30’ Free Practice sessions.
• 1 x 30’ Qualifying session
• Race 1: 35’
• Race 2: 35’
May 27 – 28 | Spa-Francorchamps
June 10 – 11 | Paul Ricard
July 1 – 2 | Hungaroring
September 2 – 3 | Silverstone
Sept 30 – Oct 1 | Monza
October 28 – 29 | Barcelona
Full-season (6 events) entry fee is EUR 12,500 (+VAT, if applicable)* in a single annual payment *Important: Entry fee deadline is April 30th, 2017
Entry fee per meeting is EUR 2,500 (+VAT, if applicable)
• Touring cars derived from standard production models
• 2+2 or 2+3 seats
• Single turbo charged, 4 stroke petrol production engines up to2000 cm3capacity
• Standard production gearbox (including DSG), or sequential racing gearbox homologated
• Two wheel drive (FWD)
• With TC Open Homologation Form
Balance of Performance
The technical Committee of the series elaborates and updates the BoP list to balance the performance of the cars.
MANDATORY TIRES AND FUEL
Tires: Mandatorily provided by Michelin
Fuel: Mandatorily provided by Panta
An overall classification is established. Points are awarded to the first 6 positions according to the scale 15–12–10–8–6–4.
A TC-Am classification is also established. Eligible drivers are those older than 40 years of age that according to their records may have a status similar to bronze drivers in the FIA GT Status List.Points are awarded to the 5 first positions according to the following scale10–8–6–4–3.
The championship will offer a six-figure prize package as EUR 100,000 will be at stake throughout the season
1st EUR 3,000
2nd EUR 2,200
3rd EUR 1,500
1st EUR 1,500
2017 TV production will be provided in FULL HD quality. In a standard event we use:
• up to 2 TV trucks.
• up to 14 HD fix cameras.
• up to 2 RF cameras covering pit - lane and starting grid.
• 2 Slow Mo HD cameras.
• satellite mobile station for the up link.
• HD promotional cameras.
Up to now, the events of the TC Open will be broadcasted live in Spain, Italy, Portugal, UnitedKingdom…. and on Motors TV, PanEuropean level with more than 65 countries.
The TC Open will also count on live coverage in our live streaming platform.
Moreover, negotations are on course with other premium TV channels to be announced shortly.
Jesús Pareja - CEO GT SPORT
Carolina Sintes - General Manager
Christian Traginer – MediaOfficer
José Miguel García Galán - Sporting Director
Luis Isasi - Technical Delegate
Almudena Coppel - Coordinator