Lada Vesta TCR to compete on German soil

The Lubner Motorsport team will become the first to run a Lada Vesta TCR outside of Russia when the third round of the VLN series takes place this weekend at the Nürburgring.

The German team will run the car alongside its two Opel Astra TCR cars in the endurance event on the famous Nordschleife, with Jens Wulf and Lukas Thiele sharing the car with Lada Sport Germany chief Andrei Sidorenko.

The team is also investigating the possibility of running the Lada as a guest entry into an event in TCR Germany later in the year.

“We have been dealing with Lada Sport for long time and as soon as they have homologated the Vesta TCR we went to Russia for a test,” team principal Mirko Lubner said. “Soon after we decided to buy a Vesta TCR and run it in the next VLN round.

“If everything goes well we will take part in the remaining VLN rounds and we are also thinking to make a guest appearance in the ADAC TCR Germany event at the Sachsenring.

“We are very motivated and will try our best to make this project successful. We do not receive any supports from Lada Sport and have to do everything by ourselves. It would be great to find support to run the Vesta in some other TCR series in Europe.”