During 2019, TCR Talk will be following the progress of the various British drivers racing in TCR Series abroad. We continue this series with Bradley Burns, who is competing in the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship for Pyro Motorsport Honda…
The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship
Germany was one of the first countries to have a national TCR Series back in 2016 and despite also having the legendary DTM series, TCR Germany has thrived with large grid numbers and excellent competition.
The ADAC TCR Germany Series is also recognised as one of the toughest national series currently running to TCR regulations. The series often brings exciting racing as many teams and drivers compete, offering a high level of competition.
Last time out in Oschersleben…
Burns has already competed in the opening rounds of the series at Oschersleben, where he started his season off to a good start by taking a fifth-place finish in the first race on Saturday, before going one better in race two and taking a fourth-place finish in the second race on Sunday.
In the first race, Burns had started from twelfth on the grid but thanks to a great start had climbed to seventh and the Honda was battling with Theo Coicaud’s Hyundai for sixth place in the early part of the race.
There was contact between the pair on Lap 6 and Burns succeeded in passing on Lap 9. Thanks to Dominik Fugel’s penalty, Burns would go on to finish fifth and so claim the trophy for the best Rookie driver.
In the second race, Burns mixed it well with the likes of Mike Halder, Max Hesse and Harald Proczyk. after a heated battle with some of the finest competing in TCR Germany, Burns would take fourth place after Théo Coicaud was awarded a penalty which dropped him to sixth place.
Qualifying at Most…
Burns is back in action this weekend where he will race in rounds three and four of the series at the Most Autodrome in the Czech Republic, another new circuit for him and the Pyro Motorsport driver.
“Hopefully we can build on our promising pace from Oschersleben at Most this weekend,” explains Burns.
”Although this is another new circuit for us, we learnt a lot in the opening rounds which we can take across to this weekend so we will be doing our best as always to bring home the best results we can.”
With the TCR Germany races taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Qualifying has already taken place at the time of this piece being written. Burns has had a successful session where he lines up in tenth place for race one, meaning that the British driver will lineup on pole position for the reverse grid race two.
Where can you watch the action?
The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.
This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The TCR Germany Series is also the only other series outside of WTCR, TCR Europe and TCR UK that has English commentary, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series.
To catch up on the 2018 season and to see how that panned out, please find my own YouTube playlist of the season’s races here.
To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:
TCR Talk will be following Bradley Burns, with great interest as he competes in one of the toughest TCR Series that is part of the Global TCR Family.
I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.
All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.
Until next time, all the best!