Igora Drive will host the second stage of the Russian series of circuit races
On July 25-26, the first official competition, the second stage of the Russian Circuit Racing Series (RCRS), will be held on the Igora Drive Complex main track. The new autodrome near St. Petersburg will host races in the status of the Championship, Cup and Primacy of Russia. The Russian series of circuit races is rightfully considered one of the oldest motorsport competitions in Russia, as it has been held for more than 60 years. In 1955, the first USSR circuit racing championship took place. The modern RCRS series became the successor to the RRC circuit championship. The first season of the updated series took place in 2014.
Annually, more than 90 pilots on various cars, both Russian and foreign, are ready to roll at the RCRS. Competitions are held at modern race tracks in the Moscow region, Sochi, Kazan, Grozny, Nizhny Novgorod and Smolensk. Now the calendar of one of the main automotive championships in the country will include the new Igora Drive.
Participants start in seven classes:
Touring (TCR Russia). Cars with the highest engine power (about 350 horsepower) take part in this class. More than 20 pilots in international TCR category vehicles (Audi RS3, Honda Civic, Cupra TCR, Hyundai i30 N, Volkswagen Golf GTI, LADA Vesta TCR) are at the start. The competitors include multiple national champions and winners of European and world races. TCR Russia is officially recognized by the International Automobile Federation FIA and is included in the FIA calendar.
Super production. Touring class cars of past years with a capacity of about 250 horsepower (Honda Civic, Renault Clio RS, LADA Granta Sport) take part in the event.
Touring light. An engineering class of compact cars with a significant modification and a capacity of about 170 horsepower (Volkswagen Polo, Renault Twingo, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, SEAT Ibiza, Peugeot 208, LADA Kalina Sport).
GT4 Russia. A new ranking in the RCRS, which is held with cars of premium brands (Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz), prepared according to the requirements of the GT4 European Series championship.
CN sports prototype. Class of sports prototypes.
S1600 Vehicles with a nominal engine displacement not exceeding 1600 cm3 are used.
S1600 Junior Youth series within the RCRS.