TCR Eastern Europe bolsters TCR Europe grid to 38 cars in Hungary

TCR Eastern Europe bolsters TCR Europe grid to 38 cars in Hungary

TCR Europe race start
Photo: TCR Media

Cars from TCR Eastern Europe powered by ESET will bolster the grid for this weekend’s opening TCR Europe event of the season to 38 cars, with nine drivers joining from Poland, Germany, Czechia, Serbia and Croatia.

The TCR Europe series had already revealed a huge 31-car full-season entry, and with the addition of nine more cars, taking into account a few drivers who cannot race in TCR Europe at the Hungaroring, there will be a huge 38-car field heading into Turn 1 at the weekend.

Four CUPRAs, two Volkswagens, one Audi, one Hyundai and one Honda have been entered by drivers for the first round of the new TCR Eastern Europe series, which will move on to the Red Bull Ring in mid-May after this weekend’s opening event.

Fullinrace Academy has entered two CUPRAs for Czech racer Petr Čížek and German Carol Wittke,whilst two more have been entered by ASK Vesnić for Milovan Vesnić and by Auto Klub Dubrovnik Racing for Žarko Knego.

An older-spec FK2 Civic has also been entered by ASK Vesnić for Jakub Wyszomirsky, whilst GM Racing has entered an Audi for France-born Serbian Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Pešović, who has previously competed in the FIA European Touing Car Cup and has experience of the RS3 TCR from 2017.

Two Volkswagen Golf GTi cars have been entered by RTM Motorsport and GT2 Motorsport for Polish racer Maciej Łaskiewicz, who competed in the 2017 ETCC finale, and Czech Jáchym Galáš.

One Hyundai has been entered by K2 Engineering for 16-year-old Dušan Kouřil from Serbia.

The TCR Eastern Europe series will share the grid with the TCR Europe cars in both of the weekend’s races.

TCR Eastern Europe entry list 2019

Driver No. Team Car
 Maciej Łaskiewicz 307 RTM Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Carol Wittke 322 Fullinrace Academy CUPRA TCR
 Jáchym Galáš 324 GT2 Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
 Milovan Vesnić 331 ASK Vesnić CUPRA TCR
 Rudi Pešović 332 GM Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR
 Dušan Kouřil 359 K2 Engineering Hyundai i30 N TCR
 Žarko Knego 374 Auto Klub Dubrovnik Racing CUPRA TCR
 Petr Čížek 376 Fullinrace Academy CUPRA TCR
 Jakub Wyszomirsky 377 ASK Vesnić Honda Civic Type R FK2 TCR