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Jan Magnussen makes TCR Denmark return with Auto Lounge Racing

Former F1 driver Jan Magnussen will make his TCR Denmark return with Team Auto Lounge Racing this season.

The multiple Danish touring car champion will race one of three CUPRA León Competicións alongside team owner Christian Skaar and team manager Kevin Engman.

“I am very happy to return to Danish motorsport again, and a big thank you to both Team Auto Lounge Racing and to Cupra Denmark for giving me the opportunity to compete for a full TCR season,” said Magnussen.

Magnussen drove his last full TCR Denmark season in 2021, finishing third overall, and has taken part in various GT races since then.

“Since I debuted in the Danish touring car series in 2001, I have rarely been able to participate in all races due to my long-term factory contract with Corvette Racing, but it will be possible this year, when the goal is a driver’s championship,” said Magnussen.

“I have always loved the intensity of the TCR series sprint races, and I look forward to teaming up with Kevin, Christian and the rest of the team, who have already made a name for themselves in TCR Denmark.”

Team Auto Lounge Racing made its TCR Denmark debut in the season finale last year, fielding two Audis for Skaar and Engman, alongside a full season in TCR Scandinavia.

“It is a huge thing to see Jan Magnussen in the team together with Kevin Engman and me,” said Skaar.

“All three of us agree that we must secure the team championship and that both Jan and Kevin must constantly be at the top. My own goal is to win the Trophy Championship.

“We were invited to drive the final round of the Danish TCR series last autumn and have since had a dialogue about starting in 2023. We wanted to turn up the heat further with an extra car, and we couldn’t wish for a stronger one profile to do it with than Jan.”

Team Auto Lounge Racing is also going to race in the all-electric 2023 STCC season, fielding three Volkswagen ID.3 race cars where Skaar is the so far sole confirmed driver.