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The action doesn’t discontinuance within the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup. Decrease than two weeks after the season-opener in Belgium, the war continues at the one of many hardest tracks within the realm, the 25.378-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife, September 24-26.

Germany has hosted the WTCR for the reason that series began in 2018 and used to be an extended-established on the FIA World Touring Car Championship time table beforehand.

From 2015, the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, located within the Eifel mountains, has challenged the World Touring Car stars to the crude with its 64 coronary heart-stopping corners, prolonged straights, dips, climbs and mercurial sweeps offering motorsport’s identical of a excessive-tempo rollercoaster.

A racing circuit for the plucky − changeable climate will even be stammer − it’s the final thrill seeker’s paradise with the 20 all-season WTCR drivers taking to the ‘Green Hell’ for 2 be conscious classes, a single qualifying and two races over three laps in Goodyear-geared up TCR automobiles from Alfa Romeo, Audi, CUPRA, Honda, Lynk & Co and Renault.

As neatly because the stride for the total placings, WTCR Rookie Driver and WTCR Trophy parts will likely be up for grabs at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with reside coverage in six continents as fragment of the WTCR’s greatest broadcast distribution ever.  

Dwelling interest is available within the shape of ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport and the satellite tv for pc ALL.INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport squad.

EVENT ESSENTIALS

What? 2020 WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup, Rounds 3 and 4 of 16

When? September 24-26, 2020

Where? Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany

Track length: 25.378 kilometres

Flee 1 distance: 3 laps (76.134 kilometres)

Flee 2 distance: 3 laps (76.134 kilometres)

WTCR qualifying lap narrative: Thed Björk (Hyundai i30 N TCR) 8m55.085s (170.7kph), 11/05/18

WTCR run lap narrative: Frédéric Vervisch (Audi RS 3 LMS) 8m59.076s (169.4kph), 12/05/18

HOW THEY STAND

After two rounds, Yann Ehrlacher is the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader. Here’s a reminder of how he and the chasing pack stand:

1 Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) 43 parts

2 Néstor Girolami (ARG) 36

3 Yvan Muller (FRA) 31

4 Santiago Urrutia (URY) 28

5 Gilles Magnus (BEL) 25

6 Thed Björk (SWE) 24

7 Tom Coronel (NLD) 24

8 Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) 20

9 Attila Tassi (HUN) 17

10 Nathanaël Berthon (FRA) 15

WEEKEND DIARY

Thursday September 24

Qualifying: 19h00-19h40

Friday September 25

Flee 1: 16h40 (3 laps)

Saturday September 26

Flee 2: 10h00 (3 laps)

All timings are proven in CET, are provisional and subject to exchange

KEY NUMBERS

43: WTCR parts scored by Yann Ehrlacher to originate him the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader

75: Length in metres of the Goodyear Blimp that can lag over the Nordschleife on September 26

4: FIA World Touring Car run wins scored by Yvan Muller in Germany

1927: The one year the Nürburgring opened for enterprise following two years underneath construction

24: WTCR Flee of Germany is fragment of the ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen weekend, the venue’s infamous twice-round-the-clock tournament

WTCR RACE OF GERMANY QUALIFYING: HOW IT WORKS?

While one three-section qualifying session is the norm at most events, the prolonged song length (25.378 kilometres) at WTCR Flee of Germany requires a single uninterrupted session of 40 minutes.

WTCR RACE OF GERMANY GRIDS: HOW ARE THEY FORMED?

The Flee 1 grid is made up our minds by the final qualifying classification with positions 1-10 lining up in reverse tell. The Flee 2 grid is made up our minds by the final qualifying tell with the fastest driver in qualifying taking the DHL Pole Situation.

WTCR RACE OF GERMANY: HOW THEY SCORE?

*The fastest 5 drivers in Qualifying ranking parts as follows: 10-8-6-4-2

*The tip 15 labeled finishers ranking in every run as follows: 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

*The same scoring system apples to the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup for Groups and the WTCR Rookie Driver classification. WTCR Trophy drivers ranking as follows: 10-8-5-3-1, 1 point for the fastest qualifying lap, 1 point for the fastest lap in every run

WTCR RACE OF GERMANY: RECENT WINNERS

2019:

Flee 1: 
Norbert Michelisz (HUN) Hyundai i30 N TCR

Flee 2:  Johan Kristoffersson (SWE) Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

Flee 3:  Benjamin Leuchter (DEU) Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

2018:

Flee 1: 
Yvan Muller (FRA) Hyundai i30 N TCR

Flee 2:  Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) Honda Civic Kind R TCR

Flee 3:  Thed Björk (SWE) Hyundai i30 N TCR

WTCR DRIVERS ON WHY THEY LOVE THE NORDSCHLEIFE

Thed Björk (Cyan Performance Lynk & Co): “Within the event you procure to Schwalbenschwanz it’s decrease than now to creep and likewise you order to yourself ‘preserve pushing, preserve pushing’. And then comes my favourite fragment whenever you creep into the compression at Tiergarten and likewise you brake as leisurely as that you would possibly well maybe, 260kph, and whenever you enact that then you definately are executed with your lap and confidently it’s a factual lap.”

Tom Coronel (Comtoyou DHL Crew Audi Sport): “There’s nothing even shut to the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it’s every song multiplied by 10, essentially the most legendary there is. There’s a delusion connected to the song and the total producers desire to have lap records there. I’ve held the avenue car narrative with the Dodge Viper, I’ve executed plenty of 24 hours there nonetheless you never know the song since it’s never the the same from one fragment to at least one more nonetheless you would possibly want to have faith it. As a run car driver, it’s a form of stuff you wish yearly to fulfill yourself. It’s mega wintry.”

Yann Ehrlacher (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co): “The fragment between the Karussel and the Döttinger Höhe because is fancy a single nook as you don’t once have the steering straight. You are within the drift going left, correct, rapid corners, a itsy-bitsy slower corners, even at the discontinuance at Marshal’s Put up 174 you are leaping the four wheels, that’s essentially the most insane fragment of the song because you are within the drift friendly letting the auto roll. However it no doubt’s also the supreme fragment of the song and the fragment of the song you most like.”

Esteban Guerrieri (ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport):  “Adenauer Forst is fancy a compression, you procure compressed no doubt frightful at 250kph and then you definately method up fancy hell all of a unexpected and likewise you would possibly want to shift down a gear and procure over a kerb on the left nonetheless you friendly preserve increasing and bright down from sixth to 2nd in a chain of rapid ‘esses’. This used to be the nook that impressed me essentially the most when I arrived for the main time and it’s the one who peaceable generates essentially the most adrenalin.”

Gábor Kismarty-Lechner (Zengő Motorsport): “This can additionally be one thing very demanding for me since it’s a truly prolonged song and no doubt demanding. That’s why it’s called the Green Hell, I assume. It gained’t be very easy nonetheless I will enact my greatest.”

Attila Tassi (ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport): “Final one year used to be the main time for me at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. I no doubt most popular it and earlier than it used to be a dream to run on it in precise life. I’m no doubt particular, we had a take a look at there within the summer. We are able to push as demanding as we are able to to procure the supreme out of the auto.”

Jean-Karl Vernay (Crew Mulsanne): “I didn’t know the song earlier than I came there with WTCR and even supposing I’m a resident of Luxembourg, which is most efficient one hour, I didn’t have loads interest. However whenever you force there for the main time you suddenly fall in love with the draw since it’s so spectacular. It’s fully assorted to a same old song and likewise you are lacking some tempo in the beginning because you don’t have the experience you wish. Final one year I used to be unfortunate with the Code 60 warnings in qualifying, they truthfully ruined my races. However I executed fourth from 15th on the grid in Flee 3 so at least I executed the weekend on a excessive. Now I look forward to going lend a hand because that you would possibly have got loads pleasure and it’s colossal-wintry.”

Jack Young (Vuković Motorsport): “I did some laps in a avenue car and it used to be good. I desire to return, in actual fact I desire to pass available! I stated to my Dad, ‘I’m transferring to Germany!’ I fancy it loads, the ambiance is unprecedented and the song is fancy nothing else and I’m able to’t wait to run on it.”

DID YOU KNOW?

Double FIA World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson scored his leap forward WTCR preserve at the Nürburgring Nordschleife last season.


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