WTCR to stage season finale in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Corniche Circuit will host late November event.
  • Two additional races will also be held in Bahrain
  • Replaces the planned Asia rounds that could not go ahead due to Covid restrictions

The World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) has confirmed Saudi Arabia will host its season finale, with two additional races also being held in Bahrain.

Set to take place from 25th to 27th November, the new season finale at Jeddah Corniche Circuit replaces the planned Asia leg of races that can no longer happen due to Covid restrictions.

The race will take place on a shortened version of the track that Formula One uses.

In addition to the event in Saudi Arabia, the WTCR has announced two races in Bahrain. This will be the first time the championship has raced in the Middle East.

“We are thrilled to host the FIA World Touring Car Cup for the first time later this year and are immensely grateful to the FIA and Discovery Sports Events for helping to make this happen,” said HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the the Saudi Motorsport Company.

“The arrival of another racing series of global stature in Saudi Arabia confirms the extent of the Kingdom's transformation into a centre for motorsport in the region and further speeds up the rate of progress we are seeing as a result of hosting such major events.”

Jean-Baptiste Ley, WTCR director, Discovery Sports Events, added: “The opportunity to complete the 2022 season in Saudi Arabia and at the state-of-the-art Jeddah Corniche Circuit is fantastic for the WTCR and its stakeholders and we thank the Saudi Arabian Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and Saudi Motorsport Company for their ongoing support.”

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