TCR International Series finale at Macau Guia - Comini or Oriola


November 18, 2015
Featured, News
Marijan Malcevic


The inaugurative season of TCR International Series will end this weekend at famous Macau Guia street circuit. We can expect two extra exciting races because the fight for the title is extremely intense – championship leader Stefano Comini (Target Competition) and second placed Pepe Oriola (Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil) are separated with only two points. Their teams also had unfinished business, with 13 points advantage for Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil, so all that promises that we wil see very exciting final round.

 

Macau Guia circuit itself provides the most stunning setting for the race, because 6.1km street circuit is rated as one of the most challenging and demanding by all the drivers who have raced there. The Macau Guia Race – first held in 1972 – is regarded as one of the most sought-after trophies in the careers of the top touring car drivers from all over the globe. That is the reason of record number of drivers on the entry list, with 30 entries.

 

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One of the guest drivers is 2012 WTCC champion and current Lada WTCC driver Rob Huff, who won seven times at Macau Guia circuit with three different cars (Chevrolet Cruze, Seat Leon and Lada Granta). This time he will compete with WestCoast Racing’s Honda Civic. Regular drivers of WestCoast Racing are Gianni Morbidelli and Kevin Gleason. Championship leader Stefano Comini will have five team-mates in Target’s Seat Leons – Rafael Galiana, Andrea Belicchi, Jordi Oriola, Francisco Mora and Keith Chan. 19-years old Oriola will compete against older brother Pepe, who will drive Lukoil-coloured Seat Leon together with Jordi Gene and Sergey Afanasyev.

 

The Liqui Moly Team Engstler also has reshuffled its driver line-up for Macau. Their guest driver Guillaume Cunnington will make his first appearance in the series at the wheel of the Seat León previously driven by Lorenzo Veglia, while Italian will get Volkswagen Golf, same as Mikhail Grachev. One of the notable guest entrants is James Nash, who will drive Ford Focus run jointly by Proteam Racing and FRD Ford HK Racing Team.

 

There is one important change in regulations for the final round. Race at Macau won’t feature a reversed grid for the first time this season, with the results of Race 1 setting the order for Race 2. Both races are scheduled for Sunday.

 

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Here’s the full entry list for Macau:

No – Driver – NAT – Team – Car/Model
7 – Lorenzo Veglia – ITA – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf TCR
8 – Mikhail Grachev – RUS – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – Volkswagen Golf TCR
10 – Gianni Morbidelli – ITA – West Coast Racing – Honda Civic TCR
12 – Robert Huff – GBR – West Coast Racing – Honda Civic TCR
13 – Kenneth Ma – HKG – Frd Ford Hk Racing Team – Ford Focus ST TCR
14 – Josh Files – GBR – Campos Racing – Opel Astra OPC
21 – Jordi Oriola – ESP – Target Competition – SEAT León
24 – Kevin Gleason – USA – West Coast Racing – Honda Civic TCR
25 – Stefano Comini – SUI – Target Competition – SEAT León
27 – Robb Holland – USA – Roadstar Racing Team – SEAT León
28 – Sunny Wong – HKG – West Coast Racing – Honda Civic TCR
29 – Ho Wai Kun – MAC – Pas Macau Racing Team – Honda Civic TCR
33 – Andrea Bellicchi – ITA – Target Competition – SEAT León
35 – Rafaël Galiana – FRA – Target Competition – SEAT León
38 – Kenneth Lau – HKG – Prince Racing Hong Kong – Honda Civic TCR
49 – Guillaume Cunnington – FRA – Asia Racing Team – SEAT León
50 – Francisco Mora – POR – Target Competition – SEAT León
52 – Alain Menu – SUI – Top Run Motorsport – Subaru STI TCR
56 – Samson Chan – HKG – Roadstar Racing Team – SEAT León
63 – Sam Lok – HKG – Asia Racing Team – SEAT León
65 – Douglas Khoo – MAS – Niza Racing – SEAT León
68 – Michael Choi – HKG – Prince Racing Hong Kong – Honda Civic TCR
73 – James Nash – GBR – Proteam Racing – Ford Focus ST TCR
74 – Pepe Oriola – ESP – Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil – SEAT León
76 –  Dan Wells – GBR – Campos racing – Opel Astra OPC
77 – Sergey Afanasyev – RUS – Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil – SEAT León
87 – Rodolfo Avila – MAC – Asia Racing Team – SEAT León
88 – Jordi Gené – ESP – Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil – SEAT León
97 – Johnson Huang – TPE – Roadstar Racing Team – SEAT León
98 – Keith Chan – HKG – Target Competition – SEAT León

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