Josh Files has been confirmed as the 2019 TCR Europe champion, after the race results from the season finale at Monza were declared final following the technical checks on the ECU of his Hyundai i30 N TCR.
Files had lifted the title provisionally at the Italian circuit, having won the final race of the weekend ahead of rival Julien Briché to win with a margin of 38 points.
But immediately following the race it was reported that technical checks on his car’s ECU were to be carried out by the TCR Technical Department.
Those checks have now been carried out, with the technical report stating that “the analysis and electronic controls of the ECU comply with the technical regulations.”
Explaining the checks, WSC Group President Marcello Lotti said that from next season onwards new software would be deployed to make the process faster.
“All the reconfirmation checks have been thoroughly carried out by the TCR technical department,” said Lotti. “From 2020, a new software will be implemented to make the checks faster and more dynamic.
“This, in parallel with the adoption of the common ECU for the newly-built cars, will help the technical delegates of each different series to immediately check the compliance with the certified maps.”
The technical checks are carried out to ensure cars are in compliance with the TCR Balance of Performance [BoP] parameters.