Dutch entry in TCR round at Valencia for Bas Schouten

The TCR International Series will get a new entry in the form of Dutch team Bas Koeten Racing / ST Motorsport with driver Bas Schouten at Valencia.
“Touring car racing is the right direction to take for me at this stage of my career and I want to be perfectly prepared for the TCR Benelux Series next year. Taking part in the first European races of the TCR International Series already this season will help me to do so,” said Schouten.

The team has so far only planned to take part in the Valencia race this season, with future plans to take part in the TCR Benelux Series and SEAT León Eurocup next year.

“We have been following the launch of the TCR concept since its beginning, and we are convinced of the crucial role this category can play in motor racing. Accessible, affordable and recognisable: this is what is needed to create permanent value in motorsport, at national and international level,” said Koeten.

The 20-year-old is going to drive a SEAT León Racer at Valencia with experienced touring car racer Tom Coronel as driver coach.

“It’s great to see that there is already a Dutch team that moves towards the international TCR field. I’m happy to be able to contribute to this initiative. With the right support, driver and partners, this project is bound to a bright future,” said Coronel.