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TCR International Series re-joins Formula 1 in Singapore
Sep 15, 2016, 1:59 PM

This is the second of three occasions in which the TCR International Series supports F1

Sergey Afanasyev, Team Craft-Bamboo LUKOIL, SEAT Leon TCR
Race winner James Nash, Team Craft-Bamboo, SEAT León TCR
Narasak Ittiritpong , Vattana Motorsport, Honda Civic
Sergey Afanasyev, Team Craft-Bamboo LUKOIL, SEAT Leon TCR
Mato Homola, B3 Racing Team Hungary, SEAT León TCR
Munkong Sathienthirakul, Team Engstler, Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
James Nash, Team Craft-Bamboo, SEAT León TCR
Mato Homola, B3 Racing Team Hungary, SEAT León TCR

Three weeks after racing in Thailand, at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, the TCR International Series will resume this weekend in Singapore as part of the Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

This is the second of three occasions in which the TCR International Series supports F1, after the season opener at Bahrain and before the next round in Sepang, Malaysia.

Last year, on their first appearance at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, competitors in the TCR International Series delivered two thrilling races: on Saturday night, Kevin Gleason and his WestCoast Racing Honda Civic overtook Stefano Comini’s SEAT León on the last-but-one lap and claimed a brilliant victory, while Gleason’s teammate Gianni Morbidelli beat Pepe Oriola in the fight for third position.

Craft-Bamboo Lukoil’s Jordi Gené dominated Sunday’s race, leading a SEAT 1-2-3 ahead of Comini and Oriola.

As always, when it joins Formula One, the TCR International Series has to adapt its format to the Grand Prix timetable. As a consequence, the usual two 30-minute Free Practices will be replaced by a single 40-minute session on Friday afternoon.

A 25-minute Qualifying session, split into Q1 (15 minutes) and Q2 (10 minutes, for the twelve fastest in Q1) will take place early on Saturday afternoon and will be followed by the spectacular night race, one of the highlights of the TCR calendar and a juicy prelude to the F1 Qualifying.

The second race will open Sunday’s programme in the early afternoon. 

TCR in Singapore – the event at a glance

Lap distance: 5.06 km
Race distance: 10 laps
Start: standing
Grids: determined by the Qualifying results (Q1+Q2) with top-10 reversed for Race 2

Timetable:   

Friday, 15:35/16:15 - Free Practice
Saturday, 14:40/15:05 - Qualifying (Q1 + Q2)
Saturday, 19:25 - Race 1
Sunday, 15:00 - Race 2

all times: GMT +8

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Series TCR
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Location Singapore Street Circuit