Race of Saudi Arabia 2022: weekend preview and times

Race of Saudi Arabia 2022: weekend preview and times

The FIA WTCR is ready to drop the curtain this weekend. In fact, the last double round of the 2022 season – and of the championship as we know it – will be staged in Saudi Arabia, a guest on the street circuit of Jeddah. Here’s who to watch, full weekend schedules, and where to catch sessions.

Who to watch

Mikel Azcona (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse, Hyundai Elantra N TCR #96) – The Spaniard is practically champion: six points are barely enough for him. However, he will give his all to help BRC conquer the title reserved for teams.

Nestor Girolami (ALL-INK.COM Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Type R TCR #29) – The Argentine is clinging to feeble hopes of the title. It will be a really impossible mission…

Nathanaël Berthon (Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport, Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2021 #17) – The Frenchman popped up in third place after the trip to Bahrain and still has a chance of finishing second.

Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse, Hyundai Elantra N TCR #5) – With Rob Huff out of contention due to his absence in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the Hungarian can aim for fourth place.

Gilles Magnus (Comtoyou Team Audi Sport, Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2021 #16) – The Belgian has lost his way in recent rounds, even racking up two retirements in Bahrain. Fourth place is still possible.

The event and the circuit

This is the first edition of the Race of Saudi Arabia, inserted at the last in the calendar after the cancellation of the Asian trips.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit, located close to the Red Sea and inaugurated in 2021, was the first circuit in the Arab country to host Formula 1. It will use a short version of 3,450 meters for a total of 12 curves.

Full schedules and live TV

Friday November 25th

17.30 – Test (60 minutes)

Saturday 26 November

11.00 – Free practice 1 (45 minutes)

14.00 – Free practice 2 (30 minutes)

16.30 – Qualifications

Sunday 27 November

17.45 – Race 1 (30′ + 1 lap)

20.15 – Race 2 (25′ + 1 lap)

The times listed are the Italian ones (CET).

Qualifying and races will be visible live on Eurosport.

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