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Partners sign up for new World Touring Car Cup

Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama and fuel producer Panta Racing have been named as partners of the new World Touring Car Cup motor-racing series.

Yokohama will serve as the official tyre supplier of the WTCR, with Panta to become the series’ official fuel supplier. The two-year deals will cover the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

The WTCR was formed in December through a licensing agreement between the World Touring Car Championship and TCR series. The series is overseen by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

Yokohama supplied tyres to the WTCC for more than a decade. Panta, an Italian company, also served as the official fuel of the WTCC and currently holds the same role with the World Rally Championship.

The 2018 WTCR season gets underway on April 7-8 with an event in Marrakech, Morocco.