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Münnich Motorsport still working to finalise plans for 2019 season

Münnich Motorsport are still working on their programme for 2019, with the German squad saying they’re not necessarily tied to continuing racing Honda Civic TCRs for next season.

The team ran three cars for Esteban Guerrieri, Yann Ehrlacher, and first James Thompson and later Timo Scheider in the 2018 World Touring Car Cup, with Guerrieri, the Honda-placed driver in the team, finishing third in the drivers’ championship. As the grid for 2019 starts to settle, the team have said they haven’t yet committed to which car they’ll run in the 2019 season.

“We’re still talking with Honda, we had a great season with them in 2018 and were right in the fight for the championship, but things aren’t confirmed yet for next season,” said team manager Dominik Greiner to TouringCarTimes.

“We’re still looking at what will be the best sporting and commercial package for the team in 2019. 2018 was a very competitive season, and we know it’s going to be even tougher in 2019, so it’s important to work hard to put together the right programme. It would be great to continue with Honda, but we’re also looking at other options as well.”

With the WTCR organisers looking to impose a four-car maximum limit, the number of available cars from manufacturers is somewhat restricted, with Hyundai Motorsport’s programme already finalised this morning, and with Lynk & Co trusting Cyan Racing to run their full entry next year.

That leaves open the three Volkswagen Group manufacturers, Volkswagen, Audi and Cupra, as well as a few other TCR manufacturers some of which are present in the championship, and others not , such as Alfa Romeo, Kia, Peugeot and Opel.