2018 TCR Middle East Series
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2018 TCR Middle East Series

The 2018 TCR Middle East Series season was the second season of the TCR Middle East Series. The championship started at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 19 January and ended at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on 24 February. Josh Files and Liqui Moly Team Engstler were the defending drivers' and teams' championships respectively.

Teams and drivers

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Italy Pit Lane Competizioni[1] [N 1] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 7 Bahrain Nasser Al Alawi[2] 3
21 Spain Jordi Oriola[3] 1-2
44 Italy Lorenzo Veglia[4] All
55 Bahrain Raed Himmo[2] 3
70 Slovakia Ma?o Homola[5] 1-2
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 10 Italy Giacomo Altoè[1] All
21 Spain Jordi Oriola[2] 3
23 Italy Giovanni Altoè[5] 1-2
24 Netherlands Danny Kroes[6] 2
32 Italy Alberto Vescovi[5] 1
Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler[7] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[7] 8 Germany Luca Engstler[7] All
39 Switzerland Florian Thoma[7] All
Germany H&R Spezialfedern[8][9] 13 Germany Kai Jordan[8] All
United Arab Emirates Mouhritsa Racing Team[5] SEAT León TCR 9 Greece Costas Papantonis[5] 1-2
Slovakia Brutal Fish Racing Team[5] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 17 Slovakia Martin Ryba[5] All

Calendar and results

The 2018 schedule was announced on 10 November 2017, with four events held across the Middle East.[10] On 21 December 2017, was announced that will now be contested over three racing weekends instead of the four included in the previously released schedule.[11]

Championship standings

Drivers' championship

Pos. Driver YMC
United Arab Emirates
DUB
United Arab Emirates
BHR
Bahrain
Points
1 Germany Luca Engstler 32 1 11 3 11 C 119
2 Italy Giacomo Altoè 11 3 22 6 34 C 92
3 Switzerland Florian Thoma 44 11+ 5 1 23 C 70
4 Slovakia Ma?o Homola 23 4 45 2 64
5 Germany Kai Jordan 65 2 63 5 62 C 60
6 Italy Lorenzo Veglia 5 8 3 10 55 C 41
8 Spain Jordi Oriola 7 5 8 7 4 C 38
8 Italy Giovanni Altoè 8 6 7 4 30
9 Slovakia Martin Ryba Ret 9 10 9 8 C 9
10 Italy Alberto Vescovi 10 7 7
11 Bahrain Nasser Al Alawi 7 C 6
12 Netherlands Danny Kroes Ret4 8 6
13 Greece Costas Papantonis 9 10 9 Ret 5
- Bahrain Raed Himmo Ret C 0

Teams' Championship

Pos. Driver YMC
United Arab Emirates
DUB
United Arab Emirates
BHR
Bahrain
Points
1 Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler 32 1 11 1 11 C 191
44 11+ 5 3 23 C
2 Italy Pit Lane Competizioni 1 11 3 22 4 34 C 138
8 6 74 6 4 C
3 Italy Pit Lane Competizioni 2 23 4 3 2 55 C 122
5 5 45 7 7 C
4 Germany H&R Spezialfedern 65 2 63 5 62 C 60
5 Slovakia Brutal Fish Racing Team Ret 9 10 9 8 C 16
6 United Arab Emirates Mouhritsa Racing Team 9 10 9 Ret 12

Notes

  1. ^ The drivers of the team are divided into two groups: the brothers Altoe, Alberto Vescovi and Danny Kroes performing at the Audi are on the team of Pit Lane Competizioni 1, while Oriola, Veglia and Homola on VW -- Pit Lane Competizioni 2.

References

  1. ^ a b "Giacomo Altoè signs to race in the 2018 TCR Middle East series". TouringCarTimes. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Entry list, Rounds 5 & 6, Bahrain International Circuit - 23/24 February 2018" (PDF). middleeast.tcr-series.com. 23 February 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2019. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Jordi Oriola returns to action this weekend in TCR Middle East". TouringCarTimes.com. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Pit Lane Competizioni to run six TCR Academy cars". TCR Middle East Series. 18 January 2018. Archived from the original on 11 October 2019. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Mat'o Homola back in expanded entry TCR Middle East series for 2018". TouringCarTimes.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Danny Kroes joins TCR Middle East field in Dubai - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes (in American English). 23 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Team Engstler confirm TCR Middle East campaign and Justin Häußermann in TCR Germany". TouringCarTimes.com. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Entry list, Rounds 1 & 2, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - 19/20 January 2018" (PDF). middleeast.tcr-series.com. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Qualifying - Engstler boys sweep the Top-3". middleeast.tcr-series.com. 23 February 2018. Archived from the original on 11 October 2019. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "TCR Middle East unveils 2018 calendar and format - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes (in American English). 2017-11-10. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "The 2018 TCR Middle East calendar is finalized - TCR Series". TCR Series (in American English). 2017-12-21. Retrieved .

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