Michels second in TCR New Zealand with Civic Type R TCR
Honda Civic Type R TCR driver Jordan Michels sealed the runner-up spot in the inaugural TCR New Zealand standings after three action-packed races held at Highlands Motorsport Park last weekend.
The Team Williams Racing driver, whose JAS Motorsport-built car is prepared by Evolution Motorsport, put on a strong showing to secure second place in the points in a season that was contained in its entirety within a single three-race weekend.
After qualifying fourth, Michels suffered a first-lap spin in the opening race on a damp surface and did well to recover to sixth by the chequered flag.
He put in a consistent performance in Race Two to come home seventh before superbly picking his way through a first-lap incident in the finale to gain positions and make it all the way to third place - and his maiden podium finish
Michels’ success adds to the pair of New Zealand Endurance Championship titles he’s won in the past two seasons and his 2019 South Island Endurance Series crown.
Main Jordan Michels, Team Williams Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR New Zealand, Highlands, New Zealand (credit: Geoff Ridder); Lower Jordan Michels, Team Williams Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR New Zealand, Highlands, New Zealand (credit: Geoff Ridder).
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 38 major titles so far (23 with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car; itself a 15-time title winner.