Many key moves in action-packed weekend for TCR competition

Many key moves in action-packed weekend for TCR competition

12 July 2023

There were a number of big changes in the KUMHO TCR World Ranking this week, after a number of series had rounds at the weekend, with some changes in the top ten, as well as some new top runners from the various series.

The most notable move of all is a change in the top ten as Franco Girolami slides two spots from eighth to tenth, falling behind his brother Néstor, after a mixed weekend in TCR Italy at Mugello, with a podium in Race 1, before a DNF in Race 2 following last lap contact.

There’s also a change in the TCR Denmark’s drivers’ order. While Kasper H. Jensen remains the best-placed Dane in the ranking, he’s no longer the best driver from the series, with Falkenberg Race 2 winner Mike Halder moving up five spots to 17th place.

They’ll soon be joined by current points leader Jan Magnussen however, with the ex-Formula 1 star moving up 72 places to 72nd this week following his triple podium, which included a win in Race 3 at the weekend.

From the TCR China championship, Race 2 winner Jack Young remains the best-ranked driver from the series in 25th place, while there are some big movers, with Andy Yan Cheuk Wai now closing on the top 100 in 129th place, while Young’s Honda teammate Martin Xie Xin Zhe was one of the biggest movers of the weekend, moving up 155 places to 233rd.

Finally, from the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Canadian driver Mark Wilkins, who will make his SCCC debut this weekend in Toronto, has become the top driver from the series after teammate Taylor Hagler had a big slide down to 76th in the ranking.

Hagler remains the top placed driver from the USA in the ranking, as well as the top female racer, but only just – as she’s now just one position ahead of TCR Japan series leader Anna Inotsume.


Picture: TCR Denmark/StumpPhoto

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