Timo Scheider will contest the final four events of the inaugural WTCR FIA World Touring Car Cup driving one of the three Honda Civic Type R cars run by Münnich Motorsport.
Scheider, a two-time DTM champion, will partner Yann Ehrlacher and Esteban Guerrieri, replacing James Thompson. “We've brought Timo into our team, as we believe he'll really bolster our challenge for the FIA World Touring Car Cup title," said Team Manager Dominik Greiner. “He has tremendous experience in Touring Cars. The main focus for him is the season finale in Macau, so the next three rounds are about preparation, as he won't be able to test the car before China.”
Scheider has already joined the team in its World RX campaign. “We've worked well together in rallycross, and it seemed a natural choice as well as a perfect fit to bring him into our Touring Car team,” Greiner added. “It will be a hard challenge for me to join the championship in the middle of the year without any experience,” said Scheider. “But due to the fact that I like new challenges I will give it all to get it done as good as possible. I have no experience of any of the tracks, unfortunately, but I will be supporting my team, having fun, making my first experience with a front-wheel-driven car and finally making my debut in Macau.”
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