The 2017 TCR International Series visits the legendary Spa Francorchamps for the third round of the season, streamed live on Friday and Saturday 5th and 6th May here at RaceDepartment. The legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit plays host to races five and six of the 2017 TCR International touring car championship on Friday and Saturday of this week. With a packed grid of cars taking to the circuit in support of the World Endurance Championship race, this event should prove to be one of the closest races of the season so far. With debuting drivers the likes of WTCC regulars Rob Huff and Tom Coronel taking plum drives in the WRT VW and Boutsen Ginion Racing Civic respectively adding to the excitement of one of the worlds best touring car series, Spa really should be an incredible test of man and machine. As is the want of the series regulators several new drivers will be in attendance for this event, swelling the grid to a season high of 24 cars due to take to the daunting 7KM race track. Pre season favourite Jean-Karl Vernay will be looking to protect his slender one point advantage over the impressive WTCC refugee Dušan Borković in the revitalised Alfa, with canny touring car veteran Roberto Colciago just a further point adrift as the experienced Italian looks to continue his early season haul of points and take advantage of the comparatively lacklustre start to the year for former race winners and title rivals James Nash and Pepe Oriola, languishing in eighth and fourth respectively in the drivers table. Reigning double champion Stefano Comini continues to make inroads in the all new Audi RS 3, a car that should be well suited to the quick Spa circuit as the talented Swiss driver looks to kick start his title defence with style in front of the WEC teams and drivers looking on from the main race paddock. With a combination of exceptionally talented drivers, closely matched touring cars and an incredible Grand Prix circuit, Spa is sure to be a race you simply can't miss.... Qualifying - Friday May 5th - 11:04 GMT / 13:04 CET Race One - Friday May 5th - 15:19 GMT / 17:19 CET Race Two - Saturday May 6th - 09:29 GMT / 11:29 CET Rounds 3 and 4 at Bahrain International Circuit Catch all the action again from the second race weekend of the 2017 TCR International Series by reviewing our article and race reply HERE. The Drivers Standings (after 4 of 20 races) Jean-Karl Vernay - (FRA) - 52 Dušan Borković - (SRB) - 51 Roberto Colciago - (ITA) - 50 Pepe Oriola- (ESP) - 45 Davit Kajaia - (GEO) - 39 Hugo Valente - (FRA) - 38 Attila Tassi - (HUN) - 36 James Nash - (GBR) - 34 Ferenc Ficza - (HUN) - 29 Stefano Comini - (SUI) - 21 Pierre-Yves Corthals - (BEL) - 18 Gianni Morbidelli - (ITA) - 10 Giacomo Altoè - (ITA) - 6 Mat'o Homola - (SVK) - 5 The Calendar April 2: Rustavi International Motopark, Georgia April 16: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain* May 7: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium** May 14: Monza June 11: Salzburgring, Austria July 2: Hungaroring, Hungary July 9: Oschersleben, Germany September 3: Chang International Circuit, Thailand October 8: Korea / China November 26: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi* *denotes F1 support race ** denotes WEC support race The Entry List #1 Comtoyou Racing Stefano Comini (SUI) Audi RS 3 LMS TCR #2 Leopard Racing Team WRT Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR #3 Leopard Racing Team WRT Rob Huff (GBR) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR #5 M1RA Roberto Colciago (ITA) Honda Civic Type-R TCR #6 Comtoyou Racing Frédéric Vervisch (BEL) Audi RS 3 LMS TCR #7 Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing Hugo Valente (FRA) SEAT León TCR #9 M1RA Attila Tassi (HUN) Honda Civic Type-R TCR #10 West Coast Racing Gianni Morbidelli (ITA) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR #11 Reno Racing Jens Reno Møller (DEN) Honda Civic Type-R TCR #12 Delahaye Racing Team Guillaume Mondron (BEL) SEAT León TCR #16 GE-Force Davit Kajaia (GEO) Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR #18 Icarus Motorsports Duncan Ende (USA) SEAT León TCR DSG #21 West Coast Racing Giacomo Altoè (ITA) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR #23 DG Sport Compétition Pierre-Yves Corthals (BEL) Opel Astra TCR #25 Delahaye Racing Team Edouard Mondron (BEL) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR #34 Stian Paulsen Racing Stian Paulsen (NOR) SEAT León TCR #52 Michaël Mazuin Sport Maxime Potty (BEL) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR #54 Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing James Nash (GBR) SEAT León TCR #55 Zengő Motorsport Ferenc Ficza (HUN) SEAT León TCR #62 GE-Force Dušan Borković (SRB) Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR #63 Boutsen Ginion Racing Benjamin Lessennes (BEL) Honda Civic Type-R TCR #64 Boutsen Ginion Racing Tom Coronel (NED) Honda Civic Type-R TCR #70 DG Sport Compétition Mat’o Homola (SVK) Opel Astra TCR #74 Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing Pepe Oriola (ESP) SEAT León TCR You can catch all the action here at RaceDepartment from 11:04 GMT on Friday for qualifying and Race 1 still on Friday at 15:19 GMT. Race 2 takes place on Saturday 6th May 09:29 GMT. Keep an eye out at RaceDepartment during 2017 as we look to stream more live racing than ever before. It's going to be a great event and a great year ahead! Drop a comment or two below about the third round of the 2017 TCR International Series with your fellow community members and sit back and enjoy the broadcast Happy viewing everyone!