2018 Touring Car Championship season

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2018 TCC
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Marc Stwerka won the drivers' championship.

The 2018 IVRC Touring Car Championship season was the 1st IVRC TCC season.

Marc Stwerka of Repsol Swinegel Racing won the drivers' championship, while MPG Competition won the teams' championship.

Teams and Drivers

Team Car No. Driver Rounds
Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing SEAT León Cup Racer 3 Germany.png Marc Stwerka All
51 Argentina.png Francisco Vazquez 1–5, 7–9, 11
82 Venezuela.png Cristian Alvarez 1–5, 11, 16
Brazil.png Hola Viva Mexico Racing Team Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 6 Brazil.png Felipe Granado 3, 6, 8–13, 16
22 Brazil.png Emerson Barina 4, 6–7, 10–11
56 Brazil.png Emerson Czerkawsky 3, 7–13, 15
88 Brazil.png Thallisson Santos 11, 15
Germany.png MPG Competition SEAT León Cup Racer 11 Germany.png Martin Jatzek 1–4, 14
Peugeot 308 TCR 5, 7
Opel Astra OPC Cup 13 Germany.png Phillip Volland 1–6, 8–10, 12–16
Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV-TCR 14 Germany.png Constantin Grimminger 1–8, 10–11, 13–16
SEAT León Cup Racer 17 Spain.png Carlos Frau 3–4
Peugeot 308 TCR 5–6, 8–16
Poland.png Team Berni SEAT León Cup Racer 18 Poland.png Bernard Mróz 4–7, 9–16
UK.png YTF1 Sim-racing Team Audi TT Cup 27 UK.png Matthew Allington 4–5, 7, 9
Honda Civic TCR 11, 13–16
Mexico.png TR Bluvos Motorsports SEAT León Cup Racer 28 Angola.png Valdemar Domingos 16
35 Mexico.png Michael Teichmann 2–3, 5
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 55 Venezuela.png Jesús Chirinos 16
Argentina.png Cotiteam Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV-TCR 44 Argentina.png Duilio Coti 6–9, 13
Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Honda Civic TCR 55 Venezuela.png Jesús Chirinos 1–15
USA.png Doghouse Racing Honda Civic TCR 57 USA.png Bob Sacamano 1–4, 6–14
87 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos 1, 3–7, 9–13
Brazil.png Fitness Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 83 Brazil.png Yuri Bascopé 10
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Guest Driver icon.png Brazil.png Felipe Granado 2
SEAT León Cup Racer Guest Driver icon.png Greece.png Dionysis Faraos 10, 13, 16
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Guest Driver icon.png Brazil.png Cadu Maciel 10
Icon Status
Guest Driver icon.png Guest driver

Mid-season changes

  • After failing to find a team mate for any race during the season, Jesús Chirinos quitted on his own team to compete for TR Bluvos Motorsports in the final event.
  • Carlos Frau and Matthew Allington switched their car models during the season, switching over from a SEAT León Cup Racer to the newly-introduced Peugeot 308 TCR and from an Audi TT Cup to a Honda Civic TCR respectievly.
  • Like his team mate, Martin Jatzek switched from a SEAT León Cup Racer to a Peugeot 308 TCR after it's introduction, but opted to return to the SEAT for the final three races.

Race calendar and results

A provisional fourteen-round calendar was announced on 1 January 2018, which were extended to sixteen rounds in the final version of the calendar as published on 1 March 2018.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Belgium.png Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps 7 April Germany.png Marc Stwerka Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Germany.png Marc Stwerka Germany.png Martin Jatzek Germany.png MPG Competition
2 R1 Belgium.png Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder 28 April Germany.png Marc Stwerka Mexico.png Michael Teichmann Mexico.png Michael Teichmann Mexico.png TR Bluvos Motorsports
R2 USA.png Bob Sacamano Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png MPG Competition
3 R1 Netherlands.png Circuit Park Zandvoort, Zandvoort 12 May Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Mexico.png Michael Teichmann Mexico.png TR Bluvos Motorsports
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Mexico.png Michael Teichmann Mexico.png TR Bluvos Motorsports
4 R1 UK.png Brands Hatch, West Kingsdown 26 May UK.png Matthew Allington UK.png Matthew Allington UK.png Matthew Allington UK.png YTF1 Sim-racing Team
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png MPG Competition
5 R1 UK.png Donington Park, Donington 2 June Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos USA.png Doghouse Racing
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Mexico.png Michael Teichmann Mexico.png TR Bluvos Motorsports
6 R1 Sweden.png Ring Knutstorp, Kågeröd 23 June Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png Phillip Volland Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png MPG Competition
R2 Argentina.png Duilio Coti Argentina.png Duilio Coti Argentina.png Cotiteam
7 R1 Germany.png Nürburgring Nordschleife, Nürburg 7 July Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png Marc Stwerka Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos USA.png Doghouse Racing
8 R1 Germany.png Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 21 July Germany.png Marc Stwerka Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Germany.png Marc Stwerka Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
9 R1 Hungary.png Hungaroring, Budapest 28 July Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos USA.png Doghouse Racing
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
10 R1 Austria.png Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 25 August Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Marc Stwerka Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos USA.png Doghouse Racing
11 R1 Italy.png Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 1 September Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Greece.png Nick Atsidakos USA.png Doghouse Racing
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png MPG Competition
12 R1 Spain.png Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 15 September Germany.png Marc Stwerka Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
13 R1 USA.png Road Atlanta, Braselton 29 September Greece.png Nick Atsidakos Spain.png Carlos Frau UK.png Matthew Allington UK.png YTF1 Sim-racing Team
R2 Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png MPG Competition
14 R1 USA.png WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey 20 October UK.png Matthew Allington UK.png Matthew Allington Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Germany.png Marc Stwerka Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
15 R1 Australia.png Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst 10 November UK.png Matthew Allington UK.png Matthew Allington Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing
R2 Brazil.png Emerson Czerkawsky Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png MPG Competition
16 R1 Macau.png Guia Circuit, Macau 24 November Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Poland.png Bernard Mróz Poland.png Team Berni
R2 Greece.png Dionysis Faraos Germany.png Marc Stwerka Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing

Testing

Round Circuit Date
Pre-season test #1 UK.png Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 17 March
Pre-season test #2 Italy.png Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 24 March
Post-season test Estonia.png Auto24ring, Papsaare 1 December

Championship results

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in both races equally.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' championship

Pos. No. Driver Belgium.png
SPA
Belgium.png
ZOL
Netherlands.png
ZAN
UK.png
BRA
UK.png
DON
Sweden.png
KNU
Germany.png
NÜR
Germany.png
HOC
Hungary.png
HUN
Austria.png
RBR
Italy.png
IMO
Spain.png
BAR
USA.png
ROA
USA.png
LAS
Australia.png
BAT
Macau.png
MAC
Points
1 3 Germany.png Marc Stwerka 1 7 3 4 8 7 3 2 6 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 Ret 2 1 1 5 Ret 1 1 1 6 3 1 537
2 14 Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Ret 2 5 1 2 5 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 11 3 1 11 1 2 3 4 1 Ret 6 418
3 87 Greece.png Nick Atsidakos 4 3 5 10 Ret 4 1 3 7 1 1 3 13 1 1 3 2 2 8 8 270
4 13 Germany.png Phillip Volland 7 6 8 3 6 6 7 5 DNS 9 3 4 5 9 7 4 6 3 5 4 10 5 7 2 8† 5 7 8 228
5 57 USA.png Bob Sacamano 3 5 4 6 7 3 6 6 7 6 5 3 3 3 5 6 8 5 9 4 6 8 7 7 9† 8 227
6 18 Poland.png Bernard Mróz 5 8 DNS 6 6 7 4 6 3 Ret 3 9 DNS 9 4 3 4 10 3 7 5 7† 1 5 202
7 27 UK.png Matthew Allington 1 7 3 5 2 5 DNS 9 2 11 1 9 4 Ret 3 2 Ret 4 188
8 11 Germany.png Martin Jatzek 2 1 7 2 3 4 4 3 5 7 8 9 6 4 163
9 17 Spain.png Carlos Frau 11 9 9 11 10 8 DNS WD 9 4 6 5 11 10 4 6 3 6 3 11 5 6 DNS 4 2 3 163
10 6 Brazil.png Felipe Granado 2 5 13 11 4 8 6 7 9 8 10 6 6 5 7 7 6 3 4 7 144
11 56 Brazil.png Emerson Czerkawsky 9 2 Ret 7 DNS 6 8 2 9 4 5 7 DNS 5 12 4 2 3 141
12 35 Mexico.png Michael Teichmann 1 9 1 1 2 1 120
13 55 Venezuela.png Jesús Chirinos 6 8 9 10 10 12 8 9 9 10 5 5 6 8 7 5 10 10 12 12 11 10 8 Ret Ret DNS 8 5 7 Ret Ret DNS 100
14 44 Argentina.png Duilio Coti 8 1 9 Ret 4 8 4 7 9 6 75
15 Guest Driver icon.png Greece.png Dionysis Faraos 7 Ret 2 2 5 2 70
16 51 Argentina.png Francisco Vazquez 5 4 Ret 8 4 8 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 50
17 82 Venezuela.png Cristian Alvarez DNS DNS 6 7 12 DNS Ret 10 7 DNS 8 DNS DNS WD 25
18 88 Brazil.png Thallisson Santos 7 8 6 Ret 18
19 83 Brazil.png Yuri Bascopé 4 8 16
20 Guest Driver icon.png Brazil.png Cadu Maciel 5 7 16
21 28 Angola.png Valdemar Domingos 6 9 10
22 22 Brazil.png Emerson Barina 10 12 9 9 10 10 14 13 10 12 8
Pos. No. Driver Belgium.png
SPA
Belgium.png
ZOL
Netherlands.png
ZAN
UK.png
BRA
UK.png
DON
Sweden.png
KNU
Germany.png
NÜR
Germany.png
HOC
Hungary.png
HUN
Austria.png
RBR
Italy.png
IMO
Spain.png
BAR
USA.png
ROA
USA.png
LAS
Australia.png
BAT
Macau.png
MAC
Points

Notes:

  • † – Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed more than 80% of the race distance.

Teams' championship

Pos. Team Belgium.png
SPA
Belgium.png
ZOL
Netherlands.png
ZAN
UK.png
BRA
UK.png
DON
Sweden.png
KNU
Germany.png
NÜR
Germany.png
HOC
Hungary.png
HUN
Austria.png
RBR
Italy.png
IMO
Spain.png
BAR
USA.png
ROA
USA.png
LAS
Australia.png
BAT
Macau.png
MAC
Points
1 Germany.png MPG Competition 2 1 5 1 2 4 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 2 2 2 6 4 2 3 3 1 3 4 3 1 2 2 4 1 2 3 850
7 2 7 2 3 5 4 3 5 7 3 4 8 9 5 4 7 5 6 10 4 6 5 6 10 5 5 3 8† 4 7 6
2 Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing 1 4 3 4 4 7 3 2 6 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 2 1 1 5 Ret 1 1 1 6 3 1 604
5 7 6 7 8 8 Ret 10 7 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS
3 USA.png Doghouse Racing 3 3 4 6 5 3 6 4 1 3 7 6 5 1 3 3 1 3 8 1 1 3 2 2 7 7 9† 8 497
4 5 7 10 Ret 6 7 3 5 6 12 5 9 4 6 8 8 8
4 Brazil.png Hola Viva Mexico Racing Team 9 2 10 12 4 8 10 7 6 6 8 2 9 4 5 5 7 5 6 3 2 3 4 7 272
13 11 9 9 Ret 10 7 9 8 10 6 6 7 DNS 7 11 4 6 Ret
5 Mexico.png TR Bluvos Motorsports 6 9 10
Ret DNS
Pos. Driver Belgium.png
SPA
Belgium.png
ZOL
Netherlands.png
ZAN
UK.png
BRA
UK.png
DON
Sweden.png
KNU
Germany.png
NÜR
Germany.png
HOC
Hungary.png
HUN
Austria.png
RBR
Italy.png
IMO
Spain.png
BAR
USA.png
ROA
USA.png
LAS
Australia.png
BAT
Macau.png
MAC
Points

Notes:

  • only teams with two registered drivers were eligible to score championship points towards the teams' championship.
  • only the two best results of each round counted towards the teams' championship.

Constructors' championship

Pos. Team Belgium.png
SPA
Belgium.png
ZOL
Netherlands.png
ZAN
UK.png
BRA
UK.png
DON
Sweden.png
KNU
Germany.png
NÜR
Germany.png
HOC
Hungary.png
HUN
Austria.png
RBR
Italy.png
IMO
Spain.png
BAR
USA.png
ROA
USA.png
LAS
Australia.png
BAT
Macau.png
MAC
Points
1 Spain.png SEAT 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 6 1 1 669
2 Italy.png Alfa Romeo Ret 2 5 1 2 5 2 1 4 4 1 1 3 2 2 2 4 7 2 12 3 1 9 1 2 3 4 1 Ret 6 448
3 Japan.png Honda 3 3 4 6 5 3 6 4 1 3 7 6 5 1 3 3 1 3 8 1 1 3 2 2 1 7 4 5 7 Ret Ret 4 430
4 Germany.png Volkswagen 2 5 9 2 10 12 4 8 10 7 6 6 8 2 4 4 5 5 7 5 5 3 2 3 4 7 246
5 Germany.png Opel 7 6 8 3 6 6 7 5 DNS 9 3 4 5 9 7 4 6 3 5 4 10 5 7 2 8† 5 7 8 228
6 France.png Peugeot 5 7 DNS WD 8 9 9 4 6 5 11 10 4 6 3 6 3 11 5 6 DNS 6 2 3 172
7 Germany.png Audi 1 7 3 5 2 5 DNS 9 86
Pos. Driver Belgium.png
SPA
Belgium.png
ZOL
Netherlands.png
ZAN
UK.png
BRA
UK.png
DON
Sweden.png
KNU
Germany.png
NÜR
Germany.png
HOC
Hungary.png
HUN
Austria.png
RBR
Italy.png
IMO
Spain.png
BAR
USA.png
ROA
USA.png
LAS
Australia.png
BAT
Macau.png
MAC
Points