Two Bahraini drivers join TCR for their local event
25 March 2016
The entry list of the 2016 TCR International Series opening event in Bahrain has been unveiled.
Nine teams have lodged twenty-two entries with cars of six different brands: Alfa Romeo, Honda, Opel, SEAT, Subaru and Volkswagen.
The latest additions were two SEAT León cars in 2015 specs run by the Netherlands-based Bas Koeten Motorsport for local drivers Salman Al Khalifa and Hussain Karimi who are currently ranking first and third respectively in the 2015/2016 Bahrain International Circuit 2000cc Challenge.
Al Khalifa, a former champion in the Batelco 2000cc Challenge (2008), has claimed seven victories out of the twelve races held so far, at the wheel of his Honda Civic; Karimi was twice vice-champion in the series (2014 and 2015), having scored several wins in a Honda CRX.
TCR promoter Marcello Lotti said: “We give a very warm welcome to Salman Al Khalifa and Hussain Karimi, the first Middle East drivers to join TCR. The concept we have launched last year is spreading quickly and we are now looking at the Middle East for further expansion.”
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