German youngster Benny Leuchter will join WestCoast Racing for the season finale of the TCR International Series in Dubai, where he will line-up alongside regular Gianni Morbidelli.
The Swedish team has featured a variety of racers in the second Volkswagen Golf Gti in the latter parts of the season, since early season regular Giacomo Altoè left after the German round.
Following on from Kantadhee Kusiri in Thailand and Rafaël Galiana in China, WestCoast Racing have now confirmed Leuchter for the final round of the season in the Middle East.
“I’m really happy to join WestCoast Racing for the final round of the TCR International series in Dubai,” said Leuchter, who took part in ADAC TCR Germany in 2016, where he finished fifth overall.
“After winning the TCR class championship in the VLN endurance series and the 24h race at the Nurburgring this year, it will be another highlight for me to come back to sprint racing in a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR. I’m really looking forward to work with such a professional team like WestCoast Racing.
“I don’t know the track of Dubai Autodrome so it will be an extra motivation for me to give it a maximal push. I want to thank everyone for their trust in me and looking forward to a great race of the year.”
Team Manager James Nixon is hoping that the team can end the season on a high, after mixed fortunes throughout the year.
“It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster this season, but we have made great strides in the second half of the year and now head to every round with high expectations,” said Nixon.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Benny to the team for the season finale and with his Volkswagen GTI TCR car experience, we are sure he will fit right in from the outset and be pushing hard to show the international series what he can do.”