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Rounds 1 & 2 – Rustavi International Motopark, Georgia – 1 / 2 April 2017
The TCR International Series kicks off in Georgia
An historical event for local motorsport fans
The third season of the TCR International Series kicks off this weekend at Rustavi International Motopark, in an event that makes history for Georgia’s motor sport.
In fact, TCR brings international racing to the Country for the first time ever, to the delight of the many local fans.
The event is supported by the governmental agency MIA Force the president of which, Archil Talakvadze said: "With this race meeting, Georgia claims its position on the world map of automobile racing. This will be a spectacular season opener for those who wish to attend exciting action on the track and discover the stunning landscapes, ancient culture and hospitality of Georgia at the same time."
TCR promoter Marcello Lotti commented: “We are proud and honoured that the Government of Georgia has chosen TCR as the first international series ever to visit their beautiful country. I have personally discovered Georgia’s sights and the warm hospitality of its people when I was in Tbilisi last year, so I am sure that Rustavi will become one of the favourite destinations of our teams.”
TCR competitors will hit the track for the first time on Friday for a two-hour free test session, while official activities will begin on Saturday with two thirty-minute Free Practices and a thirty-minute Qualifying; all drivers will run during Q1 and the fastest twelve will be allowed to participate in Q2.
The first two races of the 2017 TCR International Series will take place on Sunday in the early afternoon.
TCR in Rustavi – the event at a glance
Lap distance: 4.14 km
Race distance: 15 laps
Grids: determined by Qualifying results (Q1+Q2) with top-10 reversed for Race 2
Saturday, 10:00/10:30 - Free Practice 1
Saturday, 12:10/12:49 - Free Practice 2
Saturday, 15:00/15:35 - Qualifying (Q1 + Q2)
Sunday, 13:35 - Race 1
Sunday, 15:35 - Race 2
all times: GMT +4