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Quinta, 03 Junho 2021 21:17 | Actualizado em Domingo, 24 Outubro 2021 20:17

History-making victories for Civic Type R TCR drivers


Honda Civic Type R TCR drivers made history last weekend with three outright victories and four class wins in two countries during an ultra-successful weekend of racing.
 
TCR Spain
Halder Motorsport dominated the opening round of the series at Navarra as debutants Mike and Michelle Halder won all three races between them and collected a pair of one-two finishes.
 
Having qualified second and fifth, Mike and Michelle rocketed into the top two positions by the first corner of Saturday night’s opening race; Mike taking the first series victory for the JAS Motorsport-built Civic after leading throughout and Michelle finishing fifth.
 
Michelle turned the tables on her brother from reversed-grid pole on Sunday as she became the first female to win races in three different TCR series with Mike finishing second.
 
Mike rounded out the weekend with another win in Race Three to leave Navarra with the series lead.
 
TCR Europe
JAS Development Driver Jack Young enjoyed a brilliant Saturday at Paul Ricard, France as a fairer Balance of Performance (BoP) than in Slovakia helped all five Civic drivers.
 
Securing a career-best sixth place in qualifying, the Northern Irishman battled to a Junior Trophy win in fifth overall to lift him - for 24 hours at least - into the overall Trophy points lead.
 
Sadly for the youngster, left-front suspension damage as a result contact in Race Two lost him a near-certain first podium finish.
 
Teenage team-mate Isidro Callejas recovered from a non-finish on Saturday to take the Rookie Trophy win in Race Two in 10th overall while Martin Ryba was twice second in the Diamond Trophy rankings.
 
PSS Racing Team stalwart Viktor Davidovski enjoyed the best weekend of his touring car career as he qualified 10th and, from Race Two’s reversed-grid pole position, scored a career-best fourth-place finish.
 
Not only that, but his results secured Diamond Trophy victory in both races to leave him heading the class points from Ryba.
 
Team-mate Franco Girolami topped Friday practice and started Sunday’s race from second on the grid, but was shuffled back through the opening few turns and finished fifth to add to seventh place on Saturday.
 


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Mike Halder (L) & Michelle Halder, Halder Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Spain, Navarra, Spain (credit: Foto Alcobendas); Lower 1 Mike Halder, Halder Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Spain, Navarra, Spain (credit: Foto Alcobendas); 2(L) Michelle Halder, Halder Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Spain, Navarra, Spain (credit: Foto Alcobendas); (R) Viktor Davidovski, PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Paul Ricard, France (credit: TCR Europe); Isidro Callejas, Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Paul Ricard, France (credit: TCR Europe); 4(L) Jack Young, Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Paul Ricard, France (credit: TCR Europe); (R) Franco Girolami, PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Paul Ricard, France (credit: TCR Europe); Isidro Callejas, Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Paul Ricard, France (credit: TCR Europe).

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.

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