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ADAC extends TCR Germany agreement

The long-term future of the ADAC TCR Germany championship has been secured after a new deal was agreed between the German motorsport body and TCR Germany GmbH.

TCR Germany first ran in 2016 and has since gone on to become of the most successful national series in Europe run to TCR regulations.

As a result ADAC and Franz Engslter’s TCR Germany GmbH operation have signed an early agreement to extend their relationship for another five years, with the deal running through until the end of the 2023 season at least.

“We are delighted that the ADAC TCR Germany has firmly established itself in the German motorsport scene,” ADAC sports president Hermann Tomczyk said, “and the series is now entering its fourth season. This will be of interest to young drivers as well as more experienced touring car pilots and we are pleased to secure the future of the series and give our participants long-term planning security.”

“We are proud of the good development that the series has made in recent years and look forward to continuing the co-operation with the ADAC until at least 2023,” Engstler added.” Given the diversity of manufacturers and drivers, we can all look forward to another exciting year.”

In a change for the 2019 season, TCR Germany will now run on Yokohama tyres in a move that will bring it inline with WTCR.

Teams will have the chance to test the new tyres in official testing this week, with the season opener taking place at Oschersleben later this month.

A field of more than 20 cars, not all of which have been publically announced, is set to contest the season ahead.