René Münnich took a step closer to securing the 2019 TCR Middle East Series with victory in race one at the Dubai Autodrome aboard the #77 ALL-INKL.COM Münnich MotorsportHonda Civic FK7 TCR.
René Münnichcame into the weekend with a 30-point lead over Red Camel-Jordans.nl’s Luc Breukers’ extending this further by taking his third consecutive pole position of the season. The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship regular then went on to set the fastest lap around the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome Grand Prix Circuit - a 2m 10.287s – and collect a series record-breaking fifth win of the season, placing him on the cusp of championship glory.
Having recovered from turbo issues that cost the team time during this morning’s Free Practice session, Luc Breukers continued his debut TCR campaign with another strong run to finish 2nd in the #101 Red Camel-Jordans.nlCUPRA TCR DSG. Though pleased with his weekend’s work so far after this morning’s delays, the young Dutchman – brother of two-time Rolex 24 at Daytona class winner, Rik – admitted that he would like to sign off the 2019 season with his first win in the TCR Middle East Series.
Zoltán Zengőmeanwhile took a fighting 3rd place in the eponymous #8 Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR DSG The Hungarian team owner was in a tight battle for the final podium spot in the early going against teammate Tamás Tenkein the sister #10 car, the latter of which having set a faster time in qualifying.
The final round of the 2019 TCR Middle East Series will get underway at 12.15 hrs later this afternoon at the Dubai Autodrome. Live timing of the races will be available on http://tcr-series.tv/. Further information about the TCR Middle East Series, including championship standings and race results, can be found at http://middleeast.tcr-series.com