Kristoffersson and Leuchter claim highly-acclaimed first wins on the Nordschleife

Kristoffersson and Leuchter claim highly-acclaimed first wins on the Nordschleife

26.06.2019: WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Volkswagen took its first two wins of the season at the manufacturer’s home event in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Johan Kristoffe

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Volkswagen took its first two wins of the season at the manufacturer’s home event in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Johan Kristoffersson (S) and Benjamin Leuchter (D) of the Sébastien Loeb Racing team won two of the three races in their Golf GTI TCR at the “Race of Germany”.


For each of the WTCR newcomers, this was the first win in the pinnacle of touring car racing. “That was a perfect weekend for Volkswagen,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets.



“The first two wins of the 2019 WTCR season for the Golf GTI TCR are firm confirmation of all our hard work in recent weeks. The fact that local favourite Benny Leuchter followed Johan Kristoffersson by winning a race at the end of the weekend crowned a fantastic performance from the whole team.”
 




Rob Huff (GB) kicked off the successful weekend for Volkswagen with fourth place in race one. The 39-year-old was embroiled in thrilling slipstream battles on the three-kilometre “Döttinger Höhe” section of the infamous Nordschleife. The reverse grid for race two saw Kristoffersson start from pole position, and the Swede took full advantage.



The 30-year-old pulled clear of the field and never looked at threat on his way to a commanding victory. “I pushed hard on the first two laps. On the third lap, I was able to play it safe,” said Kristoffersson.



Volkswagen led from start to finish again in the final race of the weekend, this time with Benny Leuchter. The 31-year-old pole-sitter fended off any attacks from the chasing pack to win at his home event at his favourite circuit. “I have so much to thank the Nordschleife for,” said Leuchter.



“To win here against the best touring car drivers in the world is fantastic.” The races were held on the 25.378-kilometre combination of the modern Grand Prix Circuit and the historic Nordschleife and formed part of the support programme for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.



 230,000 spectators visited the circuit over the course of the race weekend. The next round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup will take place in Vila Real (P) from 05 to 07 July.







- Andre Dietzel,-

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26.06.2019 / MaP

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