Japanese Touring Championship

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Japanese Touring Championship
Jtc-logo.png
Category Touring car prototypes
Inaugural season 2020
Drivers TBD (2020)
Teams TBD (2020)
Drivers' champion TBD
Teams' champion TBD
Current season 2020

The Japanese Touring Championship is the league's prime Asian touring car series. It is heavily orientated towards Super GTs series concept and thus mirrors the usual SGT championships and weekend schedules, which contains a 20 minute Qualifying, followed by one 200 km race. As it's the pinnacle of the Asian IVRC market it will be held every Saturday of a TCC meeting.

The series features the closest competition of the IVRC. Only the best will succeed in the Japanese Touring Championship!

History

Japanese Touring Championship (2020–present):

Starting in mid-2018, IVRC introduced the idea of a series based on the Class 1-regulations, however the idea was rejected quickly. As soon as IVRC started to gain attraction on the East Asian/Oceania market, league administration decided to run a series fitting for this region and time zones. The series was intended to run either as Supercars, Super Formula or Super GT series, however with the OWC already covering open wheel racing and TCC covering the concept of another big Australian touring car series, the decision fell towards a GT500 class inspired series.

For the future the league administration will look into adding the GT300 class to the series aswell.

Race weekend

On Saturdays, drivers have a 20-minute qualifying session. The qualifying session decides the grid order for the race, run a distance of 200 km.

Point system

2020 onwards

Each race will be run with a scoring system similar to the one used in all IVRC series:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The maximum number of points a driver can score at any round will be 25.

  • Each driver has to drive 50% of race distance to be eligible for points.

Specifications

  • Game: Automobilista
  • Eligible cars:
    • Honda NSX-GT GT500
    • Lexus LC 500 GT500
    • Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500

Champions

Season Champion Second Third Platform
2020 TBD TBD TBD Automobilista