2017 Buriram, TCR. And it gets serious!
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Rounds 15 & 16 – Chang International Circuit, Buriram – 2 / 3 Sep. 2017 PREVIEW
Thailand hosts the TCR International Series for the third time
The TCR International Series will resume this weekend at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit in Thailand, following an eight-week summer break after the meeting in Oschersleben, Germany.
The series visits Buriram for the third time and the Thai event has become one of the favourites for drivers and teams members who appreciate the state-of-the-art Chang International Circuit designed by Hermann Tilke that opened in 2014, but also the warm welcome provided by the local personnel and fans.
The track layout is well-suited to Touring Car competition, providing several overtaking places and corners where three or four cars can run abreast.
In the previous TCR appearances, SEAT drivers have taken the lion’s share of results. In 2015 Pepe Oriola and Stefano Comini took a win apiece; the Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Team posted a 1-2-3 in Race 1 (Oriola, Gené and Afanasyev) and Target Competition then returned a 1-2 in Race 2 with Comini and Hezemans.
Last year things went even better for Lukoil Craft-Bamboo, with the Oriola-Nash duo on top in Race 1 and the Englishman emerging as the winner in Race 2.
The TCR International Series will hit the track on Saturday, with two 30-minute Practice sessions and Qualifying, split into Q1 (20 minutes) and Q2 (10 minutes, for the twelve fastest in Q1).
The two races will then be run back-to-back on Sunday, in the early afternoon.
TCR in Buriram – the event at a glance
Lap distance: 4.54 km
Race distance: 14 laps
Grids: determined by the Qualifying results (Q1+Q2) with top-10 reversed for Race 2
Saturday, 10:30/11:00 Saturday, 12:30/13:00 Saturday, 15:30/16:05 Sunday, 14:30 Sunday, 16:05
all times: GMT +7
Free Practice 1
Free Practice 2 Qualifying (Q1 + Q2) Race 1