Josh Recordsdata has been announced by Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Crew as a slack alternative for Nicky Catsburg at WTCR Mosey of Spain this weekend (October 30-November 1).
Driving a Hyundai i30 N TCR on Goodyear tyres, Briton Recordsdata, 29, will partner Luca Engstler within the German squad’s WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup line-up at MotorLand Aragón.
Catsburg, a speed winner in Slovakia earlier this season, has stood down from utilizing tasks as a result of a sure PCR take a look at consequence performed sooner than the Spanish match. He is in self-isolation, whereas his team has confirmed that none of its individuals absorb had non-public contact with him since the WTCR Mosey of Slovakia weekend, which changed into the Dutchman’s closing WTCR day out this season.
Mission accomplished as TCR Europe Recordsdata steps up
Recordsdata steps up to the WTCR with big abilities of the Hyundai 30 N TCR and a solid pedigree in TCR racing. He’s the TCR Europe title winner from 2019 and a double ADAC TCR Germany champion within the past. WTCR Mosey of Spain will mark his debut within the Eurosport Events’-promoted sequence.
“It’s the close level of touring autos worldwide and it’s obviously one thing I’ve been aiming at since I started within the TCR category,” stated Recordsdata, who could be the totally British driver on the grid in Spain. “To rep this opportunity closing minute is elegant however I’m undoubtedly chuffed.”
From WhatsApp message to touring automobile’s top tier
“I changed into about to hasten to mattress on Tuesday night when I got a WhatsApp asking if I changed into free this weekend,” Recordsdata explained. “It’s long gone a puny bit crazy since then and it’s a horrifying prospect, however I’m sure to be as aggressive as that you would also deem of, work with the team and push forward. That’s the aim.”
Straightforward no longer pictured
“There’s a huge wealth of abilities, data and abilities on the grid,” stated Recordsdata. “It’s going to be undoubtedly titillating, I’m no longer underneath any illusions that it’s going to be easy. I’m in a position to totally lift out my easiest and hope to absorb some first rate fights.”
Talented Briton can count on loads of facts
Recordsdata stated: “I’ve got appropriate data of the auto, I do know the Engstler team after we absorb been opponents in old races so I do know one of the most of us that are fragment of it. I don’t know the Goodyear tyres, they’re totally contemporary to me, however I absorb been Aragón sooner than.”
Sim session refreshes the memory
“I did the Clio Eurocup at Aragón seven years within the past so I develop of know the song and fortunately I came upon an onboard from the Clio days,” Recordsdata explained. “I came down to iZone Performance at Silverstone [yesterday] lawful to soar on the sim and remind myself of the lines and techniques. It changed into appropriate to refresh my memory.”