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Sunday, 24-02-2019 SpainCircuit WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup

WTCR rookies happy after tests

Preparations in the Golf GTI TCR in full swing

The start of the 2019 season of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup is just over a month away: between now and the opening race weekend in Marrakech at the start of April, the four drivers in the Sébastien Loeb Racing team – Johan Kristoffersson (S), Benjamin Leuchter (D), Rob Huff (GB) and Mehdi Bennani (MAR) – will undergo an intense programme of testing in the Golf GTI TCR. The tests started a few days ago at the “Circuito De Almeria” in southern Spain: “I am very happy with the tests. We have made good progress,” said Kristoffersson. “The season is approaching fast and I am looking forward to the next tests. The cooperation with my three team-mates is also excellent.”

The second WTCR rookie, Benjamin Leuchter, was also in a positive frame of mind: “I have settled into the team well and got to know my colleagues – there is a good chemistry between us,” said the man from Duisburg. “We have got a lot of kilometres under our belt and stuck to our test schedule. As far as I am concerned, it is now important for us to set the car up for the new tyres – that is my top priority. I am full of confidence ahead of the next tests and already looking forward to the first race in Marrakech.”

2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup calendar
06/04 – 07/04
Marrakech (MA)
27/04 – 28/04 Budapest (H)
11/05 – 12/05 Slovakiaring (SK)
18/05 – 19/05 Zandvoort (NL)
20/06 – 22/06 Nürburgring (D)
06/07 – 07/07 Vila Real (P)
14/09 – 15/09 Ningbo (CHN)
26/10 – 27/10 Suzuka (J)
14/11 – 17/11 Macau (CHN)
13/12 – 15/12 Sepang (MAL)