TCR World Ranking

CONCEPT & METHOD

Brief introduction to the ranking: why it has been introduced and how it works

The
Concept

The TCR category for Touring Car competition was conceived in 2014 by Marcello Lotti and launched by WSC, which is the owner of the TCR name, logo and Technical Regulations.

TCR is reserved for production cars with a 4/5-door saloon or hatchback body that are powered by a 2-litre turbocharged-engine with output limited to 340bhp.

Starting in 2015 with the TCR International Series, the category quickly proliferated across Touring Car racing globally, becoming one of the most successful business cases in motorsport history - with more than thirty TCR-sanctioned series all around the world, and more than 1,000 racing cars representing thirteen brands.

This growth has resulted in the involvement of an incredible number of drivers, who often jump from series to series during the same year, taking advantage of the common technical regulations.

“We are talking of more than 650 drivers of about 60 different nationalities that enjoy racing at the wheel of TCR cars at the four corners of the earth,” explains Marcello Lotti. “Looking at these figures and drawing inspiration from what other popular sports are doing, it was logical to think about a World Ranking that would list all the drivers and award points according to their results. We began developing it two years ago, and finally we are now able to launch it online.”

The
Method

 

The TCR World Ranking takes into account a list of eligible races amongst those of the TCR-sanctioned series/events.

Each series/event is allocated a Coefficient A of level determined by their status.

The ranking of each driver is determined by their last 20 results.

When a driver fails to take part in a TCR event during the last 30 weeks, every four weeks the oldest result will be deducted from their total.



List of classes of racing and their Coefficient A.

Coefficient A5 – International series/events

International series and events include global competitions, including the FIA sanctioned events such as the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup and FIA Motorsport Games.

  • WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup
  • FIA Motorsport Games

 

Coefficient A4.5 – Regional series

A Regional series is typically a multi-national series organised across a specific region, such as Europe, Asia, and South America.

  • TCR Europe
  • TCR South America
  • TCR Eastern Europe
  • TCR Asia / TCR China (2021)*
  • TCR Asia Challenge (from 2022)
  • TCR Middle East (from 2022)

* 2022 – pending promoter agreement

 

Coefficient A4 – National series

A National series is typically a standalone series or championship, with the full grid represented by TCR cars, run under a national licence.

  • TCR Australia
  • TCR Brazil (from 2023)
  • TCR Chinese Taipei (from 2022)
  • TCR Denmark
  • TCR Germany
  • TCR Italy
  • TCR Japan
  • TCR Russia
  • TCR Scandinavia
  • TCR UK


Coefficient A3.5 – Endurance series/events

An Endurance series generally includes any series which incorporates TCR cars as a class, or it could be run as a standalone series. 

  • IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
  • 24H Series
  • Super Taikyu
  • Campeonato de España de Resistencia
  • BEC 6H
  • Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie (NLS)
  • ADAC 24H Nürburgring Qualifying Race
  • ADAC 24H Nürburgring
  • 1006km Palanga
  • CPV / Super Cars Series (from 2022)
  • TCR Ibérico Endurance (2021)
  • TCR DSG Europe (2021)

 


Coefficient A3 – Other Sprint series/events

Sprint series and other events includes all shorter races which incorporate TCR cars as a class within their category.

  • TCR Finland (from 2023)
  • TCR New Zealand
  • TCR Spain
  • Canadian SCCC (from 2022)
  • Canadian TCC (2021)
  • Baltic TCC 
  • UAE Gulf Procar
  • Coppa Italia Turismo
  • Race Tasmania (2021)

 

A Coefficient B is then applied to each event and is determined by the number of entries.

Coefficient 1 = 1 to 5 entries
Coefficient 1.5 = 6 to 10 entries
Coefficient 2.0 = 11 to 15 entries
Coefficient 3.0 = 16 to 20 entries
Coefficient 3.5 = > 20 entries

 

The points scale

Points are awarded to the driver per each race they take part in, according to the following scale:

1st classified - 45 points
2nd classified - 40 points
3rd classified - 35 points
4th classified - 30 points
5th classified - 25 points
6th classified - 20 points
7th classified - 18 points
8th classified - 16 points
9th classified - 14 points
10th classified - 12 points
11th classified - 10 points
12th classified - 9 points
13th classified - 8 points
14th classified - 7 points
15th classified - 6 points
16th classified - 5 points
17th classified - 4 points
18th classified - 3 points
19th classified - 2 points
20th classified and all other starters - 1 point

 

The points scored are multiplied for Coefficient A and then for Coefficient B; and then the total is divided by 100.

 

Updated weekly
The new ranking will be posted at midnight (00:00 CEST) each Wednesday.


Marcello
Lotti

"With 650 drivers racing in TCR cars at the four corners of the earth, it was logical to think about a World Ranking that would list them all and award points according to their results."

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