Langeveld on the verge of top ten after ranking shake up

Langeveld on the verge of top ten after ranking shake up

20 September 2023

Two-time race winner at the weekend Niels Langeveld has taken over as the best-placed driver from TCR Italy in the KUMHO TCR World Ranking, after moving past Franco Girolami who didn’t have as strong a weekend as the Dutchman, falling out of the top ten for the first time since the middle of 2021.

Langeveld climbed three spots and is now 11th, just a fraction of a point behind Kevin Ceccon, with the former TCR Italy front-runner having bolstered his score after two outings in the KUMHO TCR World Tour earlier this year at Vallelunga and the Hungaroring. Ceccon now moves into the top ten, taking over from the sliding Girolami.

Also from the series, there were notable moves for Marco Butti, the Hyundai driver climbing 11 spots to 46th, and is set for a TCR World Ranking Final slot, as is Denis Babuin, who climbed 16 places to 56th overall.

The penultimate round of the TCR Denmark series also saw some key moves. While the ultra-consistent Kasper H. Jensen holds on to a steady 15th in the ranking, his chief title rivals Jan Magnussen and Mike Halder climbed six and 14 places respectively to 18th and 21st. Last year’s TCR Germany champion Martin Andersen also had a good weekend, finishing on the podium at the weekend and starts adding to his tally again, climbing ten places to 26th.

Meanwhile, the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge points leader Harry Gottsacker has become the best-placed driver from the competitive American endurance series in the ranking, moving up 13 places to 77th place after his P2 finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the weekend.


Picture: ACI Sport

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