Double win for Civic Type R TCR as TCR Denmark begins
The Honda Civic Type R TCR returned to winning ways with a magnificent double victory in the first-ever TCR Denmark race.
Massive Motorsport’s Kasper H Jensen dominated proceedings at Jyllands-Ringen in his JAS Motorsport-built car, and now leads the championship.
With many countries around the world preparing to resume regular race action, Denmark’s inaugural TCR series was one of the first to begin following the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aided by the support of several Honda Racing Customer Support engineers from JAS Motorsport, the Massive team got off to a great start as Jensen topped both practice sessions and then set pole position later in the day.
He converted that into a commanding victory in the opening race and followed it up with a charging drive from eighth on Race Two’s partially-reversed grid to finish third.
Again starting from pole in Race Three, Jensen made no mistakes to complete a resounding double success that leaves him comfortably on top of the points.
Team-mate Kenn Bach qualified strongly in seventh, but a first-race incident put him on the back foot for the rest of the day. His best result was 10th.
Mads Fischer, JAS Motorsport TCR Project Leader, said: “This is an incredible way to start the next part of a race season that we’d already achieved success with before COVID-19 halted everything. We could not have asked for a more professional and positive attitude from the whole team here at JAS during this extremely difficult time, and this pair of fantastic results by Massive Motorsport and Kasper J Jensen – supported by several Honda Racing Customer Support staff from JAS – will give everyone the confidence that the 2020 season, although very different to what we’ve experienced previously, can still be a great one for our customer TCR teams.”
Main: Kasper H Jensen, Massive Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Denmark, Jyllands-Ringen, Denmark (credit: Kim Gripping/TCR Denmark); Lower: Kenn Bach, Massive Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Denmark, Jyllands-Ringen, Denmark (credit: Kim Gripping/TCR Denmark).
About JAS Motorsport
Founded in 1995, JAS Motorsport is one of the world's leading touring car teams and constructors. Initially fielding Alfa Romeos in the ITC, JAS became a technical partner of Honda in 1998 and has been at the forefront of its activities with touring cars and rallying ever since. In 2012, JAS was chosen to develop, in partnership with Honda R&D, the Civic WTCC, with which it claimed the Manufacturers' world title a year later. JAS designed and built the Civic Type R TCR, which has claimed 31 major titles so far (17 with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car.