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WTCC: World Touring Car Championship: The world championship plans of the automobile manufacturers

WTCC: World Touring Car Championship
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The South Americans are therefore working on an emergency plan and are negotiating with another manufacturer, which has a 1.6-liter turbo engine up its sleeve. According to the FIA ​​regulations, such an engine must be available to customers for a fixed maximum price, with free branding. With this negotiation move, Mugen should be put under increased time pressure.

A uch Ford is working on entering the World Cup. Motorsport coordinator Jost Capito came to the world championship round in Zolder, accompanied by Ford US motorsport director Jamie Allison. According to Ford plans, the four-door Focus is to be homologated according to the Super 2000 regulations. In the medium term, the four continents of North and South America as well as Asia and Europe are to be represented with one car each in the World Touring Car Championship. In 2011 the British arena team will start with a two-car team, with more cars to follow in 2012. The Ford turbo engine is already on the test bench because it will also be used in the World Rally Championship next year.

Toyota, Subaru and Volvo are also looking to join the World Championship

Toyota is still thinking about a World Cup entry with the four-door Lexus IS model. Decisions are expected this year. At Subaru, the final budget decision about joining the World Cup in 2012 will be made in August. Cosworth already has a contract with Subaru to develop the 1.6-liter turbo engine. For marketing reasons, Subaru is considering a debut at the 2011 World Cup final in Macau. At Volvo, the chances of a factory use of the old C30 model are increasing next year. The Swedes will contest two World Cup test runs in 2010 at Brands Hatch and Okayama. The four-door model based on the C30 is coming next year - and could then be used in the 2012 World Cup.

Things are slowly getting moving at Seat too: French tuner Oreca is developing an engine for Skoda for the World Rally Championship. This four-cylinder turbo will also be used in the Leon in 2011. There is no money available for the planned Super 2000 development based on the four-door Seat Exeo. Nevertheless, sports director Jaime Puig wants to keep the World Cup program alive and make the new turbo engine available to his customer teams. By the way, the gearbox is already finished. The only downer in the manufacturer's network of the TW-WM: Contrary to previous announcements, BMW is already preparing the withdrawal from the World Cup on quiet feet (here you come to the article).


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