Benjamin Leuchter will complete Vokswagen quartet in the 2019 WTCR, joining Rob Huff, Mehdi Bennani and Johan Kristoffersson at Sébastien Loeb Racing.
“The World Cup is a childhood dream come true for me,” said the 31-year-old from Duisburg. “I am delighted to be given a seat in the WTCR and will give everything to represent the German colours in a worthy manner. I’m only familiar with two of the 10 tracks on the calendar, but I’m a fast learner and will do my very best to be successful.”
Leuchter, a Volkswagen brand ambassador and Volkswagen Driving Experience instructor, has raced successfully in single-seaters and ADAC TCR Germany in the past. “I am delighted that we were able to get Benjamin Leuchter to move to the WTCR,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. “He has been part of the Volkswagen family for years and was involved in the development of the Golf GTI TCR right from the start. His results speak for themselves and he did a fantastic job during the testing – both on the track and in collaboration with the engineers. We have lined up a strong international quartet of drivers for WTCR 2019 and it goes without saying that we want to be up there at the front of the pack.”
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