12 cars entered for TCR Iberian Series season opener

The TCR Iberian Series kicks off this weekend at Estoril in Portugal, with the series a joint venture of the Spanish and Portuguese national championships.

The season opener will have 12 entries. Ten from Portugal and two from Spain. Six different models of car will be on the grid, with the SEAT León TCR the most popular choice, with seven represented. A León Cup Racer and a León TCR DSG will also be present, joined by an Audi RS 3 LMS, a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR and a Kia Cee’d TCR, which makes its racing debut in any TCR series this weekend.

The Spanish series will have a sprint race format for the first time in 2016 after running as a class within the Spanish Endurance Championship last year.

Nine of the ten Portuguese entered cars will have two drivers, as the national championship allows for car sharing with both drivers having to qualify and compete in one race each.

Francisco Mora and Faust Salom, the Portuguese and Spanish champions from last year, will be in the fight for the Iberian title.

2017 TCR IBERIAN SERIES ENTRY LIST

Number – Driver(s) – NAT – Team – Car
5 – Eduardo Leitão / Ricardo Leitão – POR – Veloso Motorsport – Seat León TCR DSG
7 – José Pedro Faria / Joáo Baptista – POR – José Pedro Faria – Kia Ceed TCR
8 – Patrick Cunha / Rafael Lobato – POR – S.C.Braga – Audi RS 3 LMS
9 – Amalia Vinyes – AND – Baporo Motorsport – Seat Leon Cup Racer
11 – Francisco Abreu – POR – Team Novadriver – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
13 – Nuno Batista / Edgar Florindo – POR – Speedy Motorsport – Seat León SEQ TCR
15 – José Monroy / Francesc Gutiérrez – POR/ESP – Pcr Sport – Seat León SEQ TCR
17 – Manuel Giáo / Ricardo Gomes – POR – Vettramotorsport – Seat León SEQ TCR
22 – César Machado / Manuel Pedro Fernandes – POR – Speedy Motorsport – Seat León TCR
25 – Lluis Llobet / Esp Max Llobet – ESP – RC2 Junior Team – Seat León SEQ TCR
26 – Francisco Mora – POR – Veloso Motorsport – Seat León TCR
27 – Gustavo Moura Pt Faust Salom – POR/ESP – Baporo Motorsport – Seat León Cup Racer