20 cars entered for the ETCC at Brno

20 cars will take part in the forthcoming round of the 2015 European Touring Car Cup, as the series breaks away from the World Touring Car Championship for its final three events in the Czech Republic, Belgium and Italy.

The hotly contested Single-Make Trophy class features seven entries, with points leader Dusan Borkovic heading in 11 points clear of closest rival Petr Fulín, who in turn is nine points ahead of Andreas Pfister, with Mat’o Homola still in contention a further three points behind, with double points on offer at the season finale in Pergusa.

The TC2T class features the same four BMW 320 TCs, with Liqui Moly Team Engstler’s Davit Kajaia having dominated the class so far this year, having won every race, and has a 25 point lead over Turkey’s Ümit Ülkü.

The TC2 class also features the same four entries, two BMW 320sis and two Honda Civic FDs. Czech driver Michal Matejovsky will head to his home race as the class points leader, ten points ahead of Switzerland’s Peter Rikli.

With five wins from six races in the Super 1600 class, Germany’s Nicklas Mackschin is favourite to repeat his success in the Ford Fiesta-filled category, but consistency from Ulrike Krafft means she remains in close contention, just 12 points behind.

With success ballast handed out based on points and results, a number of drivers are carrying the maximum possible ballast this weekend. In TC2T, all drivers bar Galip Atar will carry 50kg, with Atar carrying 39kg in his BMW 320 TC.

In TC2, Matejovsky and Rikli both carry 50kg, while Ibrahim Okyay, a late entry at Brno, will carry 44kg in his Borosun Otomotiv BMW 320si, with Daniel Conrad carrying 32kg in his Honda Civic.

Dusan Borkovic, Petr Fulín and Andreas Pfister will all carry 50kg in their SEAT León Cup Racers, Homola’s car will be 7kg lighter and Ronny Jost 15kg; while in S1600, the smaller cars have a small success allocation, with only Mackschin and Krafft carrying the maximum ballast of 25kg.

All testing, practice and qualifying is confined to the Saturday at the Masaryk Circuit, with the two races taking place back-to-back on Sunday from 12:00 CET.

FIA ETCC – Brno Entry List
TC2T Class

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car – Ballast
2 – Ümit Ülkü – TUR – Ülkü Motorsport – BMW 320 TC E90 – +50kg
3 – Galip Atar – TUR – Ülkü Motorsport – BMW 320 TC E90 – +39kg
4 – Aytac Biter – TUR – Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport – BMW 320 TC E90 – +50kg
5 – David Kajaia – GEO – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320 TC E90 – +50kg

TC2 Class

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car – Ballast
12 – Peter Rikli – SUI – Rikli Motorsport – Honda Civic FD2 – +50kg
13 – Ibrahim Okyay – TUR – Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport – BMW 320si E90 – +44kg
20 – Michal Matejovsky – CZE – Krenek Motorsport – BMW 320si E90 – +50kg
24 – Daniel Conrad – SUI – Rikli Motorsport – Honda Civic FD2 – +32kg

S1600 Class

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car – Ballast
31 – Gilles Bruckner – LUX – Gilles Bruckner – Ford Fiesta 1.6 – +19kg
33 – Ulrike Krafft – GER – Ravenol Team – Ford Fiesta 1.6 – +25kg
34 – Erwin Lukas – GER – Ravenol Team – Ford Fiesta 1.6 – +10kg
36 – Niklas Mackschin – GER – Niklas Mackschin – Ford Fiesta 1.6 – +25kg
38 – Florian Hildner – GER – Florian Hildner – Ford Fiesta 1.6 – +15kg

Single-Make Trophy Class

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car – Ballast
55 – Andreas Pfister – GER – Pfister Racing – SEAT León Cup Racer – +50kg
62 – Dejan Bulatovic – MNE – Lein Racing – SEAT León Cup Racer – +32kg
66 – Ronny Jost – SUI – Topcar Sport – SEAT León Cup Racer – +35kg
70 – Mat’o Homola – SVK – Homola Motorsport – SEAT León Cup Racer – +43kg
72 – Petr Fulín – CZE – Krenek Motorsport – SEAT León Cup Racer – +50kg
77 – Mladen Lalusic – SER – Lein Racing – SEAT León Cup Racer – +29kg
98 – Dusan Borkovic – SER – NIS Petrol Racing Team – SEAT León Cup Racer – +50kg

FIA ETCC – Timetable

Saturday 5th September

09:10 – Testing 1
11:30 – Testing 2
14:45 – Free Practice
17:00 – Qualifying

Sunday 6th September

09:30 – Warm Up
12:00 – Race 1 (10 Laps)
13:10 – Race 2 (10 Laps)