Former ETCC champion Stian Paulsen aims at TCR European Trophy

2012 European Touring Car Cup Single-Make Trophy champion Stian Paulsen will take part in the European rounds of the TCR International Series, the Norwegian has announced.

The 29-year-old will drive a SEAT León TCR run by his own team. Paulsen will also take part in the TCR European Trophy event at Adria later this year on October 29th.

“I am very excited by this programme,” said the Norwegian. “The plan is to take part in the five European rounds of the TCR International Series and then in the TCR Europe final at Adria.”

Paulsen, who took part in the SEAT León Eurocup from 2014 to last season, is keen on expanding his programme in the future, as he plans some flyaway events next year ahead of a full 2019 season: “Looking further ahead I will be working to add a couple of overseas events in 2018 and eventually taking part in the full International Season in 2019.”

Racing in at least four of the five European events of the TCR International Series is one of the requirements established for eligibility for the European Trophy, as well as taking part in one or more national/regional TCR championships.