ADAC TCR Germany regular Benjamin Leuchter has been confirmed as the fourth and final driver for Volkwagen’s assault on the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)
2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) race winner Rob Huff has confirmed that he will make his debut for Teamwork Motorsport in the first round of the brand new TCR Malaysia Series this weekend.
The inaugural season of the newly re-branded World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) proved to be a great spectacle to watch, with Gabriele Tarquini and Yvan Muller rolling back the years to fight for the title.
Reigning World Rallycross champion, Johan Kristoffersson, will join Volkswagen’s World Touring Car programme for the 2019 season, as Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani are also retained.
At 56 years of age, Gabriele Tarquini proved that he’s still got plenty of speed left in him as he was crowned FIA World Touring Car Champion, while Esteban Guerrieri won the final WTCR race of the year.
Frederic Vervisch took his, and Comtoyou Racing’s, first race victory in the World Touring Car Cup after defeating pole-sitter, Timo Scheider.
Jean-Karl Vernay took a somewhat surprise race win in the opening WTCR race at Macau, while Gabriele Tarquini and Yvan Muller are now the only drivers left standing with a mathematical shot of being champion.
Rob Huff broke the TCR lap record in the second practice session at Macau, showing scintillating form ahead of qualifying.
With seven drivers still in contention for the championship, the 2018 World Touring Car Cup season will reach its conclusion this weekend on the legendary Macau street circuit.
Although Kevin Ceccon took victory on the road, a five second penalty meant that he’d drop behind championship leader Gabriele Tarquini.
Rob Huff took his second race win of 2018 after beating Pepe Oriola, while Norbert Michelisz made a long-awaited return to the top three.
The Peugeot 308TCR and Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR are relative minnows amongst the World Touring Car ranks, yet this didn’t stop Aurelien Comte and Kevin Ceccon from getting the best out of them at Suzuka.
After a long period of struggle throughout the 2018 season, Gordon Shedden finally got back to the top step of the podium.
Reigning world touring car champion, Thed Bjork, has clawed his way back into this year’s title fight with victory in the opening race at Ningbo.
The World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) heads to Slovakia this weekend, where local hero Mat’o Homola will be looking to build upon his maiden WTCR race victory from last time out at Vila Real.