As the TCR Eastern Europe comes back after a coronavirus break, the starting grid is going to welcome some of the series regulars and also some rookies.
The opening round of the season at Grobnik, Croatia, is scheduled for July 25 – 26. The preliminary entry list is already available and it confirms the growing popularity of the series.
And the most prominent members of last year’s grid are coming back – including a reigning champion Milovan Vesnić, his biggest rival Jáchym Galáš and Dušan Kouřil Junior who finished 3rd in the last season. But more drivers are coming back like Fullinrace Academy duo Carol Wittke and Petr Čížek or Žarko Knego with Radim Adámek.
There are also going to be some rookies on the grid, like Dušan Borković. While the Serbian driver is getting ready for his debut season in our championship, he has already a plenty of experience in touring cars. The 35-year-old is a European champion from 2015 and he even raced in WTCC.
Apart from Borković, there will be also some other interesting new names. Like a two-time Renault Clio Cup champion from ESET Cup series Michal Makeš, or Lukasz Stolarczyk, who finished 2nd in last year’s Polish DN4 championship. Then there are names like Sebastian Kolakowski, Szymon Ladniak, and most recently also Szymon Jablonski, who is going to race with a Hyundai i30 N TCR car under the banner of BM Racing Team.
To fully enjoy the opening round of the season, everything will be live on YouTube and also on TCR TV with English commentary. The live broadcast is being prepared by a local company Kreator TV.
“We’ve done a lot of work so far and we have to thank all our co-workers and partners. We have a very decent and high-quality starting grid, and for the first time ever, there will be a live broadcast from the event. And it’s also highly possible that also other rounds are going to offer the live broadcast as well. Now we just need to hope that the current coronavirus situation won’t get worse and to potentially limit travel options for our competitors,” said the promoter Josef Křenek.