2017 Oschersleben, TCR Preview. Will Tassi do it again?
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Rounds 13 & 14 – Oschersleben – 8 / 9 July 2017
The TCR International Series returns to Oschersleben
The TCR International Series returns to Oschersleben’s Motorsport Arena for the second consecutive year.
Built in 1997 and partially modified in 2007, this modern racetrack has always been a favourite of Touring Car drivers for its demanding layout that offers several opportunities to overtake and German fans enjoy the door-to-door battles between the cars.
Last year, Mat’o Homola claimed his first TCR win in the first race, beating Dušan Borković and James Nash who finished second and third again in the second race that was won by Pepe Oriola.
The SEAT cars dominated the event, as they filled the top-five places in both races.
This year the TCR competitors will use the circuit’s older layout that includes the smoother “esses” at the end of the pit straight instead of the sharper left-hander. This is to limit the risk of a pile up at the start and to favour overtaking manoeuvres.
Track activity will be concentrated into two days: two Free Practice sessions and the Qualifying on Saturday, with both races on Sunday.
TCR at Oschersleben – the event at a glance
Lap distance: 3.66 km
Race distance: 17 laps
Grids: determined by Qualifying results (Q1+Q2) with top-10 reversed for Race 2
Saturday, 09:15/09:45 - Free Practice 1
Saturday, 12:00/12:30 - Free Practice 2
Saturday, 15:00/15:35 - Qualifying (Q1 + Q2)
Sunday, 12:35 - Race 1
Sunday, 14:35 - Race 2
all times: GMT +2