TCR returns to Sepang 18 months after its maiden event
26 September 2016
Two weeks after racing at Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit, the TCR International Series will be part of a Formula One event once again, this weekend at Sepang.
The Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix has a special place in TCR’s short history, because 18 months ago Sepang hosted the first-ever International Series event.
On that occasion, Stefano Comini made history by clinching victory in the series’ maiden race; the first step for him on the way to being crowned champion. Jordi Gené won the second race and was greeted by his younger brother Marc, former Ferrari tester and now F1 TV commentator.
As always, when it joins Formula One, the TCR International Series has to adapt its format to the Grand Prix timetable. In the case of Sepang, with GP2 and GP3 also part of the event, TCR competitors will first hit the track on Thursday at 17:50 for a 30-minute Practice session.
Activity will continue on Friday morning at 08:40 with a 30-minute Qualifying session that will be followed at 17:45 by the first race over the distance of 10 laps.
The second 10-lap race will take place Saturday at 15:30, just before the F1 Qualifying.
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