TCR Europe reveals 22 car entry for Slovakia opener

The organisers of the TCR Europe series have released a 22 car entry for the opening round of the new season this weekend in Slovakia.

The entry is headlined by defending champion Mehdi Bennani as he spearheads the new four-car line-up from Sébastien Loeb Racing with the Hyundai Elantra N TCR, which will be appearing in the series for the first time.

The Moroccan racer will hope to fight for victory from the outset but faces a strong challenge from a number of drivers who also share experience of WTCR – not least Comtoyou Racing’s Tom Coronel in his Audi RS 3 LMS and Mikel Azcona’s CUPRA Leon Competición TCR.

Dušan Borković also returns the series this weekend with something of a point to prove, given the way in which he dropped off the grid the last time he was part of the TCR Europe paddock.

Following free practice on Friday, qualifying for the season opener will take place at 10:15 local time on Saturday, with race one following at 15:15.

Race two will then take place on Sunday at 13:55.

TCR Europe Entry – Slovakia Ring:

8 – Nicolas Baert – Comtoyou Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
10 – Niels Langeveld – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Hyundai Elantra N TCR
14 – Klim Gavrilov – VRC-Team – Audi RS 3 LMS
16 – Evgenii Leonov – Volcano Motorsport – CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
17 – Martin Ryba – Brutal Fish Racing Team – Honda Civic Type R TCR
20 – Teddy Clairet – Team Clairet Sport – Peugeot 308 TCR
21 – Jimmy Clairet – Team Clairet Sport – Peugeot 308 TCR
24 – Jáchym Galáš – Janik Motorsport – Hyundai i30 N TCR
25 – Sami Taoufik – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Hyundai Elantra N TCR
26 – Isidro Callejas – Brutal Fish Racing Team – Honda Civic Type R TCR
32 – Tom Coronel – Comtoyou Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
44 – Felice Jelmini – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Hyundai Elantra N TCR
62 – Jack Young – Brutal Fish Racing Team – Honda Civic Type R TCR
66 – Gilles Colombani – Team Clairet Sport – CUPRA TCR
70 – Mat’o Homola – Janik Motorsport – Hyundai i30 N TCR
72 – Franco Girolami – PSS Racing Team – Honda Civic Type R TCR
77 – Sylvain Pussier – Team Clairet Sport – CUPRA TCR
96 – Mikel Azcona – Volcano Motorsport – CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
99 – Dániel Nagy – Zengő Motorsport – CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
110 – Viktor Davidovski – PSS Racing Team – Honda Civic Type R TCR
162 – Dušan Borković – Comtoyou Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
250 – Mehdi Bennani – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Hyundai Elantra N TCR