21 cars entered for fourth season of TCR Germany in 2019

21 cars entered for fourth season of TCR Germany in 2019

Harald Proczyk
Photo: ADAC / Gruppe C

The entry list for the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany series has been revealed, featuring 21 cars from six different manufacturers and drivers from nine different countries.

Heading up the entry list is reigning champion Harald Proczyk, with the Austrian returning to the series for the fourth consecutive season.

This year Proczyk’s HP Racing outfit will take on a different look, after ditching the Opel Astra cars previously run to compete in a pair of new Hyundai i30 N TCR cars.

Proczyk will also have a new team-mate, with compatriot Lukas Niedertscheider joining him in the team’s second car.

Race winners returning from last year include Honda driver Mike Halder, who was in the race for the title for much of the 2018 season, and Audi racer Antti Buri, who has taken a total of five race wins in TCR Germany since its inception, although the Finn only won once last year.

The grid will feature four rookies, with Brit Bradley Burns, German René Kircher, Malaysian Mitchell Cheah and German Patrick Sing all joining the field.

Cheah joins having tasted success in both the TCR Asia series and TCR Malaysia series with Engstler Motorsport. Burns is stepping up to TCR Germany after two seasons racing in the Renault UK Clio Cup.

Two teams, TOPCAR sport and Racing One, still have two drivers to be confirmed, whilst Hyundai Team Engstler have a car reserved as a ‘VIP auto’ on the entry list.

The most popular car on the grid for 2019 is the Hyundai i30 N, after previous years saw SEAT, Audi and Volkswagen machinery prove to be the most popular (2016 – 2018 respectively).

Driver No. Team Car
 Harald Proczyk 1 HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Bradley Burns 6 Pyro Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR
 Mike Halder 7 ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR
 René Kircher 8 Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Antti Buri 13 LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Max Hesse 19 Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Julien Apothéloz 22 TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR
 Sebastian Steibel 23 AMC-Burgau e.V. Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Theo Coicaud 27 Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Mitchell Cheah Min Jie 29 Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Joshua Reynolds 33 TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR
 Patrick Sing 34 RaceSing Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Steve Kirsch 41 ADAC Sachsen Opel Astra TCR
 Lukas Niedertscheider 42 HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Michelle Halder 53 Profi-Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR
 Dominik Fugel 88 ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR
 Jan Seyffert 98 Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR
 Maurits Sandberg 99 Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 TBC TBC Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 TBC TBC TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR
 VIP Car TBC Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR