WestCoast Racing welcome Benny Leuchter to the fold for Dubai

Publicerad 6 november 2017, 09.01 av WestCoast Racing.

After a long and eventful campaign in the TCR International Series, WestCoast Racing are gearing up for the season finale at the Dubai Autodrome which takes place 17-18 November and are pleased to confirm that Benny Leuchter will join Gianni Morbidelli to complete the driver line-up.

Leuchter is one of the most experienced Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR drivers and this year, as well as his role as an instructor with the marque, he celebrated five class victories in the VLN Endurance Championship at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife en route to the TCR class title. Last year the German racer competed in TCR Germany where he finished fifth in the championship.

“I’m really happy to join WestCoast Racing for the final round of the TCR International series in Dubai,” said Leuchter. “After winning the TCR class championship in the VLN endurance series and the 24h race at the Nurburgring this year, it will be another highlight for me to come back to sprint racing in a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR. I’m really looking forward to work with such a professional team like WestCoast Racing.

“I don’t know the track of Dubai Autodrome so it will be an extra motivation for me to give it a maximal push. I want to thank everyone for their trust in me and looking forward to a great race of the year.”

Following a great showing last time out in Zhejiang with Morbidelli recording a second and third place finish, WestCoast Racing are looking to conclude their current campaign with another strong showing.

Morbidelli is seventh in the standings, just two points behind his nearest rival, and even with success ballast on board, he will give his all to push up the leaderboard as much as possible.

“It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster this season, but we have made great strides in the second half of the year and now head to every round with high expectations,” said team manager James Nixon.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Benny to the team for the season finale and with his Volkswagen GTI TCR car experience, we are sure he will fit right in from the outset and be pushing hard to show the international series what he can do.”

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