Norwegian racer Stian Paulsen has confirmed a return to the TCR Europe grid for the second event at the Hockenheimring, having recently completed work on a new workshop.
Paulsen said that he had been forced to miss the season opener at the Hungaroring due to a lack of budget, but he had been optimistic of competing in some races in 2019 as part of a ‘transition season’ ahead of 2020.
“We are finally ready for racing again,” said Paulsen. “I am now on the ferry from Oslo to Kiel in Germany. This weekend it is Hockenheim; I can’t wait to be back in the car after some very hard weeks with work.
“I don’t have any expectations for the weekend. This will be my first time driving this year, but it’s the second race for the other guys.
“[My] main focus will be to learn as much as possible. A lot of stuff is new in my team this year, and we have a lot to work with and learn compared to the last year.
“Without saying any more about this, it will be difficult now in the beginning, but it will be super great in the future!”
Paulsen finished ninth overall in the 2018 TCR Europe standings, having claimed one podium in Hungary.