Finnish Racing Championship and its Premier Category, TCR Finland, and the national road racing championship Circuit Racing SM have revealed their plans for cooperation during the 2023 racing season. The cooperation, announced at the biggest motoring expo in Finland MP-Messut 2023, is set to increase the reach and publicity of both sporting categories. Two of the rounds will be held at Alastaro Circuit, with one being the celebratory race for the opening of the Alastaro Long -circuit, with one race held at Motopark in Virtasalmi.
-After lengthy negotiations we have agreed upon the common set rules between racing cars and bikes. Our goal is to bring exposure to both disciples of motorsport and to ease the organizer’s work with commonality of officials, says the Circuit Racing SM promoter Jani Front.
-By combining these two national championships we are making our product more interesting to the public. Whilst racing isn’t the primary source of income for a circuit, providing and improving racing will be monetary beneficial to all parties involved, said Alastaro Circuit owner Markku Tuomaala.
-It is important to me personally that we’ve managed to get three common races this year. For sure there are going to be incompatibilities between the bikes and the cars, but by working together we’ll solve those problems. Circuit Racing SM organizers have a lot of experience, and I believe all parties involved will benefit from the expertise brought by others. By combining our forces we’ll further improve the show and its exposure to the racing fans. Undoubtedly this is a win-win situation, TCR Finland promoter Mika Heinonen explains.