TCR Europe begins its 2022 championship this weekend at Portimao (alongside DTM; Mat'o Homola went quickest in practice 1 with a Janik Hyundai) with 21 cars on track including 2021 runner-up Franco Girolami now on an Audi, inaugural TCR South America champion Pepe Oriola (Brutal Fish Honda), former champion Josh Files (Target Hyundai), young gun Jack Young (Halder Honda), ancient legend Tom Coronel (Comtoyou Audi), race winner and only female racer Michelle Halder (Halder Honda). Races should be on TCR TV (YouTube)
TCR South America will contest its second round of its second season this weekend at Interlagos with a one hour race with driver change included. It is the biggest grid for the championship so far (19 cars), including Indy Lights race winner and some time IndyCar racer Ana Beatriz 'Bia' Figueiredo (Cobra Audi), International F3000 race winner Rodrigo Sperafico serving as youngster Pedro Aizza's guest driver (Chiarelli Hyundai), and former Spanish F3 champion Ricardo Risatti (as a guest to Juan Ángel Rosso on a Martino Honda). I don't think we can watch it on TCR TV, I'm afraid.
On other news, WTCR confirmed 17 full time entries for this year following Zengo Motorsport finally confirming they are staying with Cupra with two cars for Rob Huff and Daniel Nagy. For the first round at the mythic Pau street circuit (not this weekend but the following one) there will be a wildcar entry for veteran Éric Cayrolle on a Comtoyou Audi.
ETCR also has a full grid of 12 cars :/ confirmed as follows:
Cupra EKS: Mattias Ekstrom, Jordi Gené, Tom Blomqvist, Adrian Tambay
Hyundai: Norbert Michelisz, Mikel Azcona, Jean-Karl Vernay, Kevin Ceccon/Nicky Catsburg (shared drive)
Romeo Ferraris Alfa Romeo: Bruno Spengler, Luca Filippi, Maxime Martin, Giovanni Venturini
Championship begins at Pau alongside WTCR