LIVE STREAM: TCR International - Round Two at Bahrain 15th & 16th April

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    RaceDepartment will be showing a live stream from second round of the Formula One supporting 2017 TCR International Series at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday and Sunday April 15th - 16th.

    Following the incredible season opening race weekend at the Rustavi International Motopark in Georgia, the cars and drivers head off to the Kingdom of Bahrain for round three and four of the 2017 season.

    With a shock victory for the previously unfancied GE-Force Alfa Romeo Giulietta and mystifying struggles of the Honda army, the form book could well and truly be thrown away heading into Bahrain. Pre season championship favourites Jean-Karl Vernay and James Nash will be keen to bounce back after a low key season opener, as will touring car veteran Gianni Morbidelli in the West Coast Racing team as the former Grand Prix star looks to recapture the form that took him to the top of several international touring car championships over recent years.

    With typically hot and dry weather due to greet the drivers this weekend in stark contrast to the inclement conditions at Rustavi last time out, this event could be the first true opportunity to see where the best form lays ahead of the remainder of the 2017 TCR International Series.

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    : Saturday April 15th - 8:00 GMT / 09:00 BST / 10:00 CET

    Race One: Saturday April 15th - 13:25 GMT / 14:25 BST / 15:25 CET

    Race Two: Sunday April 16th - 09:55 GMT / 10:55 BST / 11:55 CET

    Rounds 1 and 2 at Rustavi International Motopark, Georgia.
    Catch all the action again from the opening race weekend of the 2017 TCR International Series by reviewing our article and race reply HERE.

    The Championship Standings

    1. Davit Kajaia (GEO) 38
    2. Attila Tassi (HUN) 32
    3. Pepe Oriola (ESP) 31
    4. Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) 25
    5. Ferenc Ficza (HUN) 21
    6. Stefano Comini (SUI) 15
    7. Dušan Borković (SRB) 14
    8. Roberto Colciago (ITA) 13
    9. James Nash (GBR) 10
    10. Gianni Morbidelli (ITA) 7
    11. Giacomo Altoè (ITA) 5
    12. Pierre-Yves Corthals (BEL) 4
    13. Hugo Valente (FRA) 2
    14. Duncan Ende (USA) 0
    15. Mat'o Homola (SVK) 0
    16. Shota Abkhazava (GEO) 0

    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

    No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car

    #1 Comtoyou Racing Stefano Comini (SUI) Audi RS 3 LMS TCR
    #2 Leopard Racing Team WRT Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
    #5 M1RA Roberto Colciago (ITA) Honda Civic Type-R 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
    #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
    #54 Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing James Nash (GBR) SEAT León TCR
    #62 GE-Force Dušan Borković (SRB) Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
    #70 DG Sport Compétition Mat’o Homola (SVK) Opel Astra TCR
    #74 Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing Pepe Oriola (ESP) SEAT León TCR
    #88 GE-Force Michela Cerruti (ITA) Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
    #99 Zele Racing Ferenc Ficza (HUN) SEAT León TCR

    You can catch all the action here at RaceDepartment from 09:00 BST on Saturday for qualifying and Race 1 still on Saturday at 14:25 BST. Race 2 takes place on Sunday 16th April at 10:55 BST.

    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 second round of the 2017 TCR International Series with your fellow community members and sit back and enjoy the broadcast :)

    Happy viewing everyone!

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  2. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Race Preview:
  3. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    What no comments so far :confused:

    Touring cars are awesome people! Share the love and leave a message :)

    Plus it took much longer to write the article that you might think and comments make me happy ;) :D
  4. Thomas Lambaerts

    Thomas Lambaerts

    i was actually pretty unfamiliar with this touring series.There is even a belgian in there. But i agree touring cars are awesome :)
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  5. m_mirk


    Thank you for the Link @Paul Jeffrey ! Race 1 was good to watch, looking forward to the second one! Perhaps I should visit it on July 9th in Oschersleben :thumbsup:
  6. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Glad to have a helping introductory hand then :) Keep an eye out with TCR, it's got all the makings of becoming the top international touring car series in the next couple of years. The expansion has been massive since it launched a couple of years ago and it's only going to get better as the WTCC keeps dying on it's feet.

    Oh and Corthals, he'll come on strong once he settles in I'm sure. Former WTCC race winner too in the SEAT from the mid 2000's iirc
  7. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    No worries mate! I've not had the chance to take in race one yet so I'll watch it later probably. Usually F1 tracks make for good touring car races due to being reasonably wide...

    Oschersleben... oh hell yes do it!! :D