Mato Homola on his first WTCR race this weekend in Marrakech!

5. March 2018, Marrakech, Morroco
FIA World Touring Car Championship will start its maiden season this weekend in Morrocian Marrakech. Mato Homola, 23 yrs old Slovak driver will represent Slovakia in DG Sport’s Competition Peugeot 308 TCR. An exciting weekend full of dramatic fights, new cars, and three pointed races.

70 HOMOLA Mato (SVK), DG Sport Competition, PEUGEOT 308TCR, action during the 2018 FIA WTCR World Touring Car Tests at Barcelone, Spain, March 28 to 29 - Photo Francois Flamand / DPPI.

There is a new race format ready for the drivers. There will be two qualifying sessions during the weekend and one extra race has been added to the schedule. 10 race weekends ahead of us, with no less than 30 exciting races from April till November. AS with most of the weekends, also in Marrakech, we will have Saturday with 2 free practices and 1st qualifying session and Race 1. Q and R1 will be streamed online on FIA WTCR facebook page.

DG Sport Competition, PEUGEOT 308TCR, action during the 2018 FIA WTCR World Touring Car Tests at Barcelone, Spain, March 28 to 29 - Photo Paulo Maria / DPPI

The second day will be similar to the old WTCC format – three-phase qualifying session and two races with the first race from a reverse grid. Most of the action on the day 2 will be broadcasted on the Eurosport.

HOMOLA Mato (SVK), DG Sport Competition, PEUGEOT 308TCR, portrait during the 2018 FIA WTCR World Touring Car Tests at Barcelone, Spain, March 28 to 29 - Photo Paulo Maria / DPPI

There is a change in the pointing system and will look like this: The five drivers in the Q3 phase of Second Qualifying score points as follows: 5-4-3-2-1. R1: top 10 classified finishers score points as follows: 27-20-17-14-12-10-8-6-4-2. R2: top 10 classified finishers score points as follows: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 . R3: top 10 classified finishers score points as follows: 30-23-19-16-13-10-7-4-2-1.

“My dream came true. The highest level of touring cars competition in the world. World Touring Car Championship and after 10 years in motorsport, I’m there. Pre-season tests have shown, that not only our team is ready, but the Peugeot 308 TCR as well. We are the only team on the grid with this brand and I believe, that we will be successful. I was never satisfied being somewhere in the back and I will do my best to rank on the top places,” said Mato before the weekend and he adds: “Here we will see the top drivers from both the TCR and the WTCC. I will be amongst them and you can be there with me as well – either through my social networks, live broadcast on the internet or on the Eurosport TV. Let’s go!”

FIA WTCR AFRIQUIA RACE OF MOROCCO

Saturday:
10:00 – 10:30 Free Practice 1
12:00 – 12:30 Free Practice 2
14:00 – 14:40 Qualifying (live stream facebook.com/WorldTouringCarCup)
18:00 – 18:30 Race 1 (18 laps, live stream facebook.com/WorldTouringCarCup)

Sunday:
11:30 – 12:00 Qualifying 1 (live Eurosport 2)
12:05 – 12:20 Qualifying 2 (live Eurosport 2)
12:30 Qualifying 3 (live Eurosport 2)
17:45 – 18:15 Race 2 (18 laps, live Eurosport)
19:10 – 19:45 Race 3 (21 laps, live Eurosport)

Times are CET.

FIA WTCR 2018 Calendar:

08. 4. | Morocco, Circuit Mouley El Hassan
29. 4. | Hungary, Hungaroring,
12. 5. | Germany, Nürburgring Nordschleife
21. 5. | Netherlands, Circuit Zandvoort
24. 6. | Portugal, Vila Real
05. 8. | Argentina, Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
30. 9. | China, Ningbo International Circuit
07. 10. | China, Wuhan International Circuit
28. 10. | Japan, Suzuka Circuit
18. 11. | Macau, Guia Circuit

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