With the KUMHO TCR World Ranking updates this week, there are a few key changes within the top 100 following the thrilling rounds of the TCR Eastern Europe and TCR Denmark series last weekend.
The first is the move to 13th place for Mat’o Homola – the newly-crowned TCR Eastern Europe series champion. His two podiums at the Most circuit have elevated him up six places and he’s now ahead of the leading TCR Denmark competitor, Nicolai Sylvest. Homola is also only a few points behind last year’s TCR Italy champion Niels Langeveld in the ranking.
Sylvest slips one spot but holds on as the top TCR Denmark series driver, just one place ahead of Kasper H. Jensen, who’s now back ahead of Mike Halder in the rankings after a comparatively more successful weekend at Bellahøj Park.
It’s the large 28-place climb for Jan Magnussen that’s a remarkable achievement in the Danish series, and with just over half a season of competition, the Danish touring car star is now in the qualifying positions for the TCR World Ranking Final in 43rd place.
After the latest round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Tim Lewis Jr has now moved to being the best-placed of the series’ drivers after his win in the KMW Motorsports Alfa Romeo at Road America on Sunday, and he’s just two places ahead of reigning champion Taylor Hagler.
While in SCCC, two wins from three races for Justin Di Benedetto sees the Canadian racer climb 77 positions and into the top 200, taking over from Richard Boake as the best-placed full-time competitor from the series in 175th position.
The machinations of the weekend have also seen a change to the leading female racer in the KUMHO TCR World Ranking, with current TCR Japan points leader Anna Inotsume, who’s also won every race this season, assuming the honour of the top-placed female racer for the first time.
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