26-car field announced for 2018 TCR Germany

TCR Germany will feature 26 drivers from seven different brands, it has been confirmed. The field will be shy of the all-conquering Josh Files this year, as the double champion migrated to the European series.

The Brit’s biggest rival last year, Mike Halder, has switched from SEAT to Honda, driving a Honda Civic, the new model built by JAS and run by Fugel Motorsport. Also confirmed from last year are top drivers such as Luca Engstler, with his family-run Volkswagen Golf TCR, as well as team-mate Florian Thoma, who topped today’s official testing day at Oschersleben.

Niels Lagenveld will also be back in his Racing One Audi RS 3 LMS, whereas Harald Proczyk switches to Opel and Benjamin Leuchter will be behind the wheel of a Golf GTI TCR.

The latest addition to the series is two Vuković Motorsport-built Renault Mégane cars. Behind the wheel will be Alex Morgan, whose car will be prepared by Wolf-Power Racing, and Franjo Kovač in his Besagroup Racing Team Renault. There will also be a Peugeot 308TCR driven by Lukas Niedertscheider.

Entry list

No – Driver – Team – Car
2 – Petr Fulín – Fulín Race Academy – Cupra TCR
3 – Kai Jordan – Team Engstler Germany – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
5 – Alex Morgan – Wolf-Power Racing – Renault Megane TCR
6 – Oliver Holdener – Wolf-Power Racing – Cupra TCR
7 – Mike Halder – Team Honda ADAC Sachsen – Honda Civic TCR 2018
8 – Luca Engstler – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
10 – Benjamin Leuchter – Max Kruse Racing – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
11 – Luke Wankmüller – HP Racing International – Opel Astra TCR
14 – Niels Langeveld – Racing One – Audi RS 3 LMS
15 – Franjo Kovac – Besagroup Racing Team – Renault Megane TCR
17 – Jasmin Preisig – Steibel Motorsport – Opel Astra TCR
19 – Max Hesse – Prosport Performance – Audi RS 3 LMS
22 – Harald Proczyk – HP Racing International – Opel Astra TCR
23 – Sebastian Steibel – Steibel Motorsport – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2016
27 – Theo Coicaud – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
33 – J.C. Reynolds – TOPCAR Sport – Cupra TCR
39 – Florian Thoma – Team Engstler Europe – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
42 – Lukas Niedertscheider – Niedertscheider Motorsport – Peugeot 308TCR
44 – Sandro Kaibach – Prosport Performance – Audi RS 3 LMS
47 – Niko Kankkunen – Team Engstler Europe – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
53 – Michelle Halder – Profi-Car Team Halder – Cupra TCR
54 – Simon Reicher – YACO Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
55 – Marcel Fugel – Profi-Car Team Halder – Honda Civic TCR 2017
60 – Loris Prattes – TOPCAR Sport – Cupra TCR
88 – Dominik Fugel – Team Honda ADAC Sachsen – Honda Civic TCR 2018
77 – Justin Häußermann – Team Engstler Germany – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 2018
99 – Maurits Sandberg – Racing One – Audi RS 3 LMS