The TCR events of the upcoming weekend

The TCR events of the upcoming weekend

15.05.2019: The ADAC TCR Germany travels to Czech Republic for rounds 3 and 4 that take place at Most. In the season opener at Oschersleben, Mike Halder (Honda

The ADAC TCR Germany travels to Czech Republic for rounds 3 and 4 that take place at Most. In the season opener at Oschersleben, Mike Halder (Honda) and Antti Buri (Audi) won one race apiece. Halder leads the standings, seven points clear of Max Hesse (Hyundai) and ten over Buri.



The reigning champion Harald Proczyk (Hyundai) is placed fourth, 19 points behind the leader. TCR Europe regular Jessica Bäckman will make a one-off appearance in the championship driving Hyundai Germany's guest car.



In 2018 the races at Most were won by Buri and local hero Petr Fulín (CUPRA).



For its second event of the season TCR Russia visits Nizhniy Novgorod where last year Dmitry Bragin (Audi) and Ivan Lukashevich (SEAT) shared race victories. This year they are both at the wheel of Hyundai cars and Bragin drove his own to win the second race in the opening round at Fort Grozny. The TAIF Motorsport racer is already in contention for claiming a fourth consecutive TCR Russia title, as he lies second in the standings, three points behind LADA Sport Rosneft's Kirill Ladygin.



The latter's teammate Mikhail Grachev is currently third on equal points with Bragin, while Lukoil Racing's Aleksey Dudukalo (Audi) lies in fourth position a further six points adrift.   




Misano hosts the second race meeting of TCR Italy that is currently led by the reigning champion Salvatore Tavano (CUPRA) who claimed two second positions at Monza, in the first event of the season. Enrico Bettera (Audi), the winner of Monza's Race 2, follows Tavano with a gap of 8 points and the young rookie Jacopo Guidetti (Audi) is third one more point behind. After a one-off appearance in 2018 at Monza, Macedonia's Igor Stefanovski joins the championship for the rest of the season in a CUPRA.



After kicking off at the Hungaroring, where it shared the grid with TCR Europe, the TCR Eastern Europe powered by ESET resumes at the Red Bull Ring. Milovan Vesnić (CUPRA) defends his leading margin of 12 points over Jakub Wyszomirsky (Honda). After missing the Hungaroring due to lack of preparation, the two Renault Mégane RS cars entered by the Besagroup Vuković Motorsport for Fraňo Kovač and Tomáš Pekař are due to join in Austria.



The 4-hour Qualifying Race for the ADAC 24H Rennen
takes place Sunday on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Hyundai Motorsport N team has entered two cars in the TCR class that will be run by Target Competition. Manuel Lauck, Peter Terting and Andreas Gülden will share the i30 N, while the Veloster N will be driven by Nico Verdonck, Moritz Oestreich and Marc Basseng.




The TCR events of the weekend



17/19 May - TCR Australia, Rounds 1 & 2 @ Sydney Motorsport Park
17/19 May - TCR Japan, Rounds 1 & 2 @ Autopolis Int. Racing Course
17/19 May - FIA WTCR, Rounds 10, 11 & 12 @ Circuit Park Zandvoort
17/19 May - TCR Italy, Rounds 3 & 4 @ Misano Circuit M. Simoncelli
17/19 May - TCR Russia, Rounds 3 & 4 @ Nizhniy Novgorod
17/19 May - ADAC TCR Germany, Rounds 3 & 4 @ Autodrom Most
17/19 May - Canadian TCC, Rounds 1 & 2 @ Bowmanville Motorsport Park
18/19 May - TCR Eastern Europe by ESET, Rounds 3 & 4 @ Red Bull Ring
18/19 May - ADAC 24H Rennen, Qualifying Race @ Nürburgring Nodschleife
13 RACES LIVE! Streaming at www.tcr-series.com and www.tcr-series.tv.
Saturday: TCR Australia, Race 1 - 14:10 local time (06:10 CET)
Saturday: TCR Japan, Race 1 - 16:30 local time (09:30 CET)
Saturday: ADAC TCR Germany, Race 1 - 11:45 CET
Saturday: Canadian TCC, Race 1 - 08:00 local time (14:00 CET)
Saturday: TCR Russia, Race 1 - 16:15 local time (15:15 CET)
Saturday: TCR Italy, Race 1 - 15:50 CET
Sunday: TCR Australia, Race 2 - 13:10 (05:10 CET)
Sunday: TCR Japan, Race 2 - 12:25 (05:25 CET)
Sunday: TCR Australia, Race 3 - 14:15 (06:15 CET)
Sunday: TCR Italy, Race 2 - 10:50 CET
Sunday: ADAC TCR Germany, Race 2 - 11:40 CET
Sunday: TCr Russia, Race 2 - 16:10 local time (15:10 CET)
Sunday: Canadian TCC, Race 2 - 17:35 local time (23:35 CET)






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