Niels Langeveld seeking TCR Germany title in 2018

Niels Langeveld seeking TCR Germany title in 2018

Niels Langeveld
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Niels Langeveld will return to the ADAC TCR Germany series for a second season in 2018, continuing with Racing One and an Audi RS3 LMS as he seeks to claim the overall title.

Langeveld was fourth overall in the 2017 standings, and the Dutchman ended the year as one of only two drivers, along with eventual champion Josh Files, who claimed more than one victory, having taken two wins.

The 30-year-old is setting himself an ambitious target to take the outright title in 2018 in his Audi – which he believes will benefit from changes to the TCR Balance of Performance [BoP].

“This will be my tenth season in motorsport and until now I have managed to be champion in every series in which I took part,” said Langeveld. “Last season we had a difficult start as we were trying to find the right set-up for the Audi RS3 LMS, but later we showed that we were able to win in this competitive series.

“We have learned a lot, have come very well integrated now and are aiming for nothing less than the 2018 title in TCR Germany this time.

“The Balance of Performance, in which the cars are adjusted to each other, is becoming much more serious. This will more of less even out the performance of the TCR cars, which is I think an advantage for the Audi. We now expect to be able to fight for the title.”

The multiple champion, who has previously claimed titles in the Suzuka Swift Cup (2010), the Dutch Renault Clio Cup (2012), the Benelux Clio Cup (2015) and the SEAT León Eurocup (2016) added that he had considered a campaign in TCR Europe in 2018.

“TCR Europe is a new championship and I want to see how it is developing. And I still have some work to do in TCR Germany, since my aim is to become champion.”