German national TCR series announces planned launch for 2016

Germany has become the latest country to introduce a national TCR-based series starting next year, with ADAC TCR Germany to launch in 2016 as part of the ADAC GT Masters support package.

The series will be organised and promoted by both ADAC and touring car stalwarts Engstler Motorsport, and follows national series already announced in Benelux and Italy, which will have their first full seasons in 2016.

“The new ADAC TCR Series fills a gap in German touring car racing,” said ADAC sports president Hermann Tomczyk. “ADAC TCR Germany will make spectacular touring car racing possible at a reasonable cost and is the perfect addition to the ADAC GT Masters and ADAC Formula 4. We are confident that we can give touring car racing in Germany new dynamic with the ADAC TCR.”

Franz Engstler, owner of Engstler Motorsport and former TCR and World Touring Car Championship driver, added:
“I’m certain that ADAC TCR Germany is the right concept at the right time. The ADAC is the perfect partner and offers the series an ideal platform. I’m proud to be in a position to realise this project in cooperation with the ADAC and look forward to this fresh new challenge.”