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Wednesday, 30-01-2019 Wolfsburg, GermanyCircuit

WTCR quartet complete: Benjamin Leuchter to drive fourth Golf GTI TCR

  • Benjamin Leuchter (D) moves from TCR Germany to the FIA World Touring Car Cup
  • Nordschleife expert was involved in the development of the Golf GTI TCR
  • Volkswagen and Sébastien Loeb Racing opt for international driver team in WTCR

Wolfsburg (30 January 2019). The driver quartet of Volkswagen and Sébastien Loeb Racing for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup is complete: Benjamin Leuchter (D) moves from ADAC TCR Germany to the pinnacle of touring car racing and will compete in the Golf GTI TCR alongside his team-mates Mehdi Bennani (MA), Rob Huff (GB) and Johan Kristoffersson (S). Sébastien Loeb Racing will field four cars supported by Volkswagen for the first time in 2019.

“I am delighted that we were able to get Benjamin Leuchter to move to the WTCR,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. “Benny has been part of the Volkswagen family for years and was involved in the development of the Golf GTI TCR right from the start. His results speak for themselves and he did a fantastic job during the testing – both on the track and in collaboration with the engineers. We have lined up a strong international quartet of drivers for WTCR 2019 and it goes without saying that we want to be up there at the front of the pack with this team.”

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