27 October 2021

LADA Sport ROSNEFT will debut in the WTCR World Cup

The competition will be held at Sochi Autodrom on November 27-28, 2021

LADA Sport ROSNEFT racing team will take part in the final stage of the WTCR* World Cup. The competition will be held at Sochi Autodrom on November 27-28. This start will be the debut in the World Cup for both the Togliatti team and the LADA Vesta Sport TCR racing car.

The fact that Sochi Autodrom will host the WTCR finals became known about a month ago. According to the rules of the World Cup, in addition to the main participants of the racing series, local pilots and teams can also start in its stages. The LADA Sport ROSNEFT racing team applied for the final with two LADA Vesta Sport TCR cars at once. The same as in the Russian series of circuit races, domestic sedans will drive Kirill Ladygin and Mikhail Mityaev.

We are glad to have the opportunity to take part in the Russian stage of the World Cup. Obviously, this is great news for us and for local fans! The audience will have the opportunity to cheer for Russian pilots, who will fight with the best racers of the world Touring, behind the wheel of Russian cars. For our team, participation in the WTCR finals is an excellent practice at the international level. It will allow our Touring class pilots and the whole team to gain new valuable experience and become even stronger.

Vladislav Nezvankin, Head of the LADA Sport ROSNEFT team

The last time I participated in the stages of world Touring already 12 years ago! And, of course, I am looking forward to returning. There are a lot of unknowns waiting for us. Firstly, we pretty quickly have to get used to Goodyear tires, which we have never worked with. Secondly, our cars at the start of the race will be much heavier than the cars of competitors, which will greatly affect the speed, considering the features of the Sochi Autodrom. On our side will be knowledge of the track – unlike the world Touring pilots, because we will participate in the races here a month before the World Cup during RSKG finals. Nevertheless, we will do our best to please the fans and just enjoy the weekend.

Kirill Ladygin, LADA Sport ROSNEFT team pilot

 

* World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) – the world championship of serial body cars, it features Audi, Cupra, Honda, Hyundai, and Lynk&Co.

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