2017 TCR Germany entry hits 44 as cars test at Oschersleben

The TCR Germany series has confirmed the entry for its second season will now be 44 cars, with the series getting underway in just under three weeks’ time at the Oschersleben circuit, where the teams are already testing this week.

A total of 19 teams are entered for he series’ sophomore season, with 2016 champion Josh Files recently confirmed as returning to defend his title with Target Competition, which enter seven cars in total, three Hondas and four Audis.

“We have developed the series last year and we have set the right course proven by the great interest from the participants,” said Franz Engstler, the promoter of the series alongside ADAC. “The platform with the ADAC GT Masters and the television broadcasts of SPORT1 provide optimal conditions for the further development of the series.”

The most represented manufacturer is Audi, with 16 of the manufacturer’s RS 3 LMSs entered, despite being the newest TCR car on the market.

Six manufacturers in total are represented in the field, with cars from Honda, Audi, SEAT, Opel, Volkswagen and Kia running in the 44-car field.

Drivers from 13 nationalities will take part in the 2017 series, with 14 drivers from Germany, eight from Switzerland, five from Austria, three from Finland and The Netherlands, two from Denmark and Great Britain, with single entries for drivers from Poland, Sweden, South Africa, Portugal and the USA.

Honda Germany will also be supporting the series, providing the safety car and sponsoring the “Honda Rookie Challenge” for younger drivers.

2017 TCR Germany entry list

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car
1 – Josh Files – GBR – Target Competition – Honda Civic TCR
2 – Alexander Morgan – GBR – Wolf-Power Racing – SEAT León TCR
3 – Gosia Rdest – POL – Target Competition – Audi RS 3 LMS
4 – Roland Poulsen – DEN – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
5 – Kristian Poulsen – DEN – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
6 – Urs Sonderegger – SUI – Wolf-Power Racing – SEAT León TCR
7 – Mike Halder – GER – TBA – TBA
8 – Luca Engstler – GER – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
9 – Stefan Goede – GER – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
10 – Antti Buri – FIN – LMS Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
11 – Jürgen Schmarl – AUT – Target Competition – Honda Civic TCR
12 – Simon Larsson – SWE – Target Competition – Audi RS 3 LMS
13 – Kai Jordan – GER – One Racing – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
14 – Niels Langeveld – NED – One Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
17 – Jasmin Preisig – SUI – Lubner Motorsport – Opel Astra TCR
18 – Sheldon van der Linde – RSA – Prosport performance – Audi RS 3 LMS
19 – Max Hofer – AUT – Prosport performance – Audi RS 3 LMS
20 – Niko Kankkunen – FIN – LMS Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
22 – Harald Proczyk – AUT – HP Racing – SEAT León TCR
23 – Sebastian Steibel – GER – Steibel Motorsport – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
24 – Robin Brezina – GER – Aust Motorsport – Audi RS 3 LMS
27 – José Rodrigues – POR – Target Competition – Honda Civic TCR
28 – Pascal Eberle – SUI – Steibel Motorsport – SEAT León TCR
35 – Rudolf Rhyn – SUI – Topcar Sports – SEAT León TCR
36 – Dino Calcum – GER – Lubner Motorsport – Opel Astra TCR
38 – Jason Wolfe – USA – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
39 – Florian Thoma – SUI – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
40 – Dillon Koster – NED – Certainty Racing Team – Audi RS 3 LMS
41 – Steve Kirsch – GER – Honda Team ADAC Sachsen – Honda Civic TCR
42 – Lukas Niedertscheider – AUT – Niedertscheider MSP – SEAT León TCR
44 – Sandro Kaibach – GER – Aust Motorsport – Audi RS 3 LMS
54 – Simon Rich – AUT – Certainty Racing Team – Audi RS 3 LMS
64 – Sven Markert – GER – German Flavors Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
66 – Ronny Jost – SUI – Topcar Sports – SEAT León TCR
71 – Juuso-Matti Pajuranta – FIN – Positionemotorsport – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
77 – Balazs Fekete – HUN – Botka Rally Team – Kia Cee’d TCR
78 – Fabian Danz – SUI – Schläppi Race-Tec – SEAT León TCR
82 – Thomas Kramwinkel – GER – German Flavors Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
84 – Maurits Sandberg – NED – One Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
88 – TBA – GER – Honda Team ADAC Sachsen – Honda Civic TCR
90 – Istvan Bertold Bernula – HUN – Botka Rally Team – Kia Cee’d TCR
94 – Kris Richard – SUI – Target Competition – Honda Civic TCR
98 – Tom Lautenschlager – GER – Target Competition – Audi RS 3 LMS
99 – Tim Zimmermann – GER – Target Competition – Audi RS 3 LMS