TCR Talk – The Brits Abroad: Hockenheim awaits for Bradley Burns

During 2019, TCR Talk will be following the progress of the various British drivers racing in TCR Series abroad. We continue this series with Bradley Burns, who is competing in the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship for Pyro Motorsport Honda…

This weekend sees the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship move on to its penultimate circuit at the German Grand Prix venue of Hockenheim. Below is a recap of how Bradley did last time out at the Nürburgring.

The Nürburgring weekend…

Bradley Burns at the Nürburgring. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

It’s safe to say that the following weekend at the Nürburgring can be classified as Pyro Motorsports most challenging weekend in the series so far. After showing good pace in Free Practice, Bradley lined up seventeenth on the grid as the result of a difficult Qualifying session. Despite making a good start, the Honda driver was forced to retire at the final chicane before the end of lap one due to an engine fire.

With the teams working overnight to get a new engine in place, Burns was able to join the grid at the back for race two. The British driver made a good start and was making progress through the field as he battled with the likes of Burri and Michelle Halder. However, a deluge hit the track after lap six and despite being one of the first runners to come in for wet tyres, the race was declared at the six laps mark, leaving Burns to take home an eleventh place finish.

Burns reflects on The Nürburgring

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

“We gave it everything we had but things just didn’t come together for us this weekend. The pace was good in FP1 and FP2 but we had a wheel stud failure on my first flying lap in qualifying and had to start Race 1 from the back. I battled up to P9 before the engine let go and ended our race early but the guys at Pyro did an amazing job to get another power unit in the car for Race 2,” explained Burns.

“Although we started from last again, we made quick progress through the field and pitted for wets at just the right moment. The team pulled off a quick stop and got me back out again so, once everybody else had been pitted, we were up in P2 before the race was red-flagged. Unfortunately, the race result was taken two laps before so we were classified P11 which is frustrating but we look forward to Hockenheim next month where hopefully we can have a change in fortunes.”

Burns thoughts ahead of Hockenheim…

Burns is back in action this weekend where he will race in rounds eleven and twelve of the series at Hockenheim, which has been familiar territory for both The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship and played host to the 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series earlier in the year.

Having endured a difficult time at the Nürburgring, where the Honda driver suffered a firey exit in race one and lost out to the countback rules of the shortened race two, Burns gives his thoughts ahead of this weekends action.

“After a tough weekend at Nürburgring where we lost a bit of momentum in the Junior Class, we go to Hockenheim hoping to turn things around and give it everything we have, explained Burns.

“We’re still in a good position and heading the championship but, as we approach the final two races of the season, it’s becoming more and more important to bag good points. Let’s see what we can do!

Where can you watch the action?

Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.

This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship is one of several series that has English commentary along with WTCR, TCR Europe, TCR Australia and TCR UK, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series. You can also find the races broadcast live at TCR TV.

To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:

2019 ADAC TCR Germany

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

TCR Talk will be following Bradley Burns, with great interest as he competes in one of the toughest TCR Series that is part of the Global TCR Family.

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!

Phil!!!

TCR Talk – The Brits Abroad: Highs and Lows for Burns during TCR Germany double header event

During 2019, TCR Talk will be following the progress of the various British drivers racing in TCR Series abroad. We continue this series with Bradley Burns, who is competing in the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship for Pyro Motorsport Honda…

Here is the TCR Talk roundup of Bradley’s performances at both Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands and at the Nürburgring in Germany as the series returned fro the summer with back to back events.

The Zandvoort weekend…

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

During a weekend that witnessed contrasting weather conditions at the beachside circuit, Bradley Burns excelled in the wet condition during Qualifying to line up on the front row of the grid for the first race of the weekend.

After finishing in third place in Q1, the young British driver progressed to Q2 where he held the fastest lap for most of the session until fellow Honda driver Dominik Fugel set the fastest lap to steal pole position by 36-thousandths of a second

Race one was held in drier conditions on Saturday, with high winds hitting the circuit all day. The Pyro Motorsport driver lost out at the start as he fell down the order, not having the chance to setup the Honda Civic FK7 for a dry race.

At the start, Fugel sprinted away from pole, whilst Mike Halder moved into second after starting from fourth and Harald Proczyk passed Burns for third. During the first lap Mitchell Cheah crashed at T10 after making contact with Michelle Halder; he limped back to the pits, but the race was red-flagged for allowing the barriers to be repaired.

Credit: Race Vision

With 20 minutes left on the clock, the safety car led the field back on track for one lap and when racing resumed, Fugel led from Halder, Proczyk, Burns and Buri. On lap 4, Proczyk overtook Halder for second, while Hesse advanced from eighth to fifth as he overtook Buri, Burns and Lance D. Arnold in a single move.

Burns held on to bring the Honda home in sixth place in the shortened race, having learned valuable information to improve the setup of the car for Sunday’s second race.

As Michelle Halder stole the headlines for taking her first overall race victory in the series in race two, Burns made his way forward after an improved setup to the Honda made his charge possible. The former Renault Clio driver surpassed his race one effort by going fifth fastest.

Burns reflects on Zandvoort

“We had really good pace to get on the front row in the wet in qualifying and I’m very happy with the win and P2 in the Junior Class. We were a bit unlucky in Race 1 though as, with almost no dry running, we didn’t have a full dry setup and I dropped a few places,explained Burns.

“We then made some adjustments for Race 2 and took a bit of a gamble which didn’t quite pay off so I had to hang on and do what I could to collect as many points as possible. I’m pleased to have bagged some good points from Zandvoort but now our attention turns straight to Nürburgring this weekend.”

Burns thoughts ahead of Nürburgring…

“There’s no time to rest as we head straight to Nürburgring from Zandvoort. Although I’ve never been there before, Nürburgring looks a fast and flowing track which should really suit the Honda. We have some work to do in testing on Thursday but hopefully, we can make some positive progress and find a good balance with the car.”

The Nürburgring weekend…

Bradley Burns at the Nürburgring. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

It’s safe to say that the following weekend at the Nürburgring can be classified as the Pyro Motorsports most challenging weekend in the series so far. After showing good pace in Free Practice, Bradley lined up seventeenth on the grid as the result of a difficult Qualifying session. Despite making a good start, the Honda driver was forced to retire at the final chicane before the end of lap one due to an engine fire.

With the teams working overnight to get a new engine in place, Burns was able to join the grid at the back for race two. The British driver made a good start and was making progress through the field as he battled with the likes of Burri and Michelle Halder. However, a deluge hit the track after lap six and despite being one of the first runners to come in for wet tyres, the race was declared at the six laps mark, leaving Burns to take home an eleventh place finish.

Burns reflects on The Nürburgring

“We gave it everything we had but things just didn’t come together for us this weekend. The pace was good in FP1 and FP2 but we had a wheel stud failure on my first flying lap in qualifying and had to start Race 1 from the back. I battled up to P9 before the engine let go and ended our race early but the guys at Pyro did an amazing job to get another power unit in the car for Race 2,” explained Burns.

“Although we started from last again, we made quick progress through the field and pitted for wets at just the right moment. The team pulled off a quick stop and got me back out again so, once everybody else had been pitted, we were up in P2 before the race was red-flagged. Unfortunately, the race result was taken two laps before so we were classified P11 which is frustrating but we look forward to Hockenheim next month where hopefully we can have a change in fortunes.”

Where can you watch the action?

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Zandvoort. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.

This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship is also the only other series outside of WTCR, TCR Europe and TCR UK that has English commentary, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series. You can also find the races broadcast live at TCR TV.

To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:

2019 ADAC TCR Germany

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at the Nürburgring. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

TCR Talk will be following Bradley Burns, with great interest as he competes in one of the toughest TCR Series that is part of the Global TCR Family.

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!

TCR Talk – The Brits Abroad: Burns returns to action in Zandvoort

During 2019, TCR Talk will be following the progress of the various British drivers racing in TCR Series abroad. We continue this series with Bradley Burns, who is competing in the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship for Pyro Motorsport Honda…

This weekend sees the return of the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship after its summer break, with the series racing at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Below is a recap of how Bradley did last time out at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Last time out at the Red Bull Ring…

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

Bradley Burns endured a difficult weekend in Austria where contact with other drivers ruled out a good points score, after his epic race two drive in the Czech Republic several weeks ago where he almost took his first TCR victory.

The British driver struggled in Qualifying where he went twelfth fastest and would start from that position in both races. A difficult start in race one saw the Pyro Motorsport driver almost fall to the back of the field before beginning his drive forward.

After an early Safety car, Burns was in eleventh place however contact with the Hyundai of Lukas Niedertscheider saw the British youngster up on two wheels before heading towards the pits and retirement on lap five.

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

In the second race on Sunday, Burns made a much better start off the grid and was running tenth before running wide halfway around the lap. This put the young British driver on the backfoot and he immediately set about making places forward.

In thirteenth place after the first lap, the Honda driver pushed hard in the packed but closely fought field and made it up to ninth place just before the Safety Car came out mid-race.

Once racing got underway again, Bradley was penalised for pushing another car with a drive-through penalty where he retired in the pits. This brought an end to a miserable weekend.

Burns reflects on the Red Bull Ring…

“It really wasn’t our weekend. The guys in the team did a great job as always and we had good pace but we were unable to convert that into a result, unfortunately,” explained the Pyro Motorsport driver.

“That’s the way it goes sometimes but we’ll keep pushing and hopefully, we can come back stronger at Zandvoort.”

Burns thoughts ahead of Zandvoort…

Burns is back in action this weekend where he will race in rounds seven and eight of the series at Zandvoort in the Netherlands, which has been familiar territory for both The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship and the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).

Having endured a difficult time in Austria, where the Honda driver suffered from incidents in both races, Burns gives his thoughts ahead of this weekends action.

“After the 9-week break, I can’t wait to get back out racing again and I’m looking forward to arriving at Zandvoort on Wednesday. The team have been working hard since Red Bull Ring and we’ve made a lot of setup changes with the Honda to unlock more of the car’s potential, explained Burns

“I’m still leading the Junior Class going into this weekend but we know how important it is to come away with good results, especially as we approach the second part of the season.”

Where can you watch the action?

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.

This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship is one of several series that has English commentary along with WTCR, TCR Europe, TCR Australia and TCR UK, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series. You can also find the races broadcast live at TCR TV.

To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:

2019 ADAC TCR Germany

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

TCR Talk will be following Bradley Burns, with great interest as he competes in one of the toughest TCR Series that is part of the Global TCR Family.

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!

Phil!!!

TCR Talk Review: 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship – Spielberg

After following the likes of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), the TCR Europe Touring Car Series and the TCR UK Touring Car Championship in recent seasons, TCR Talk will be following a new series for 2019:

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship

Here is the TCR Talk roundup of all the action that took place at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg, from Qualifying all the way through to Race One on Saturday and Race Two on Sunday…

In the build-up to the race weekend, there was some surprising news as the latest driver of the guest entry being run by Hyundai Team Engstler was revealed…

Tarquini is the Hyundai guest star at the Red Bull Ring

Gabriele Tarquini. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Gabriele Tarquini will be Hyundai’s guest driver in the ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship event at the Red Bull Ring. The Italian ace who is currently seventh in the WTCR standings follows Jessica Bäckman who drove the guest i30 N car at Most in the Czech Republic last time out.

“I saw many races on TV last year, especially after Hyundai’s joined the series,” said Tarquini. “The races are very exciting and great to watch because the level of the drivers is very high. I’m looking forward to starting in a German racing series again after the 1999 STW season.”

The Austrian event is the third of the season for the German championship that is currently led by Mike Halder in the Honda Civic run by the Profi-Car Team. Halder is followed by Max Hesse (Team Engstler Hyundai) and Antti Buri (LMS Racing Audi RS 3 LMS) who are 15 and 17 points behind respectively.

Defending champion, Harald Proczyk (HP Racing International Hyundai), is placed fourth, a further 20 points adrift. In 2018 the two races at the Red Bull Ring were won by the Audi of Niels Langeveld and by Proczyk in an Opel Astra.

Steibel claims his first pole position in TCR Germany

Sebastian Steibel. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Sebastian Steibel claimed his first ever pole position in the ADAC TCR Germany series as he topped both Q1 and Q2 at the Red Bull Ring.

Driving his Volkswagen Golf GTI run by his own team, Steibel posted a lap of 1:37.137 in Q2 that was only six-hundredths of a second faster than that set by Julien Apothéloz’s CUPRA (1:37.197), forming an unprecedented front row on the grid for race one.

Reigning champion Harald Proczyk qualified in third position, followed by young Malaysian Mitchell Cheah and Hyundai guest driver Gabriele Tarquini.

It was a bad day for the championship’s main contenders, as Mike Halder and Max Hesse – who were first and second in the standings coming into the event – were slowed by technical issues and did not qualify for Q2. Antti Buri made the cut but could not qualify better than seventh.

Proczyk storms to opening race victory at the Red Bull Ring

Harald Procyzk. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Reigning TCR Germany champion Harald Proczyk took a stunning victory in the opening race at the Red Bull Ring after a brilliant start saw him leap from third on the grid into the lead by the first turn.

A chaotic start saw the Audi RS 3 LMS of Antti Buri take to the grass in the dash for the first corner, while contact with Théo Coicaud meant guest driver Gabriele Tarquini pulled up at the exit to the first turn with broken steering. The safety car was deployed while Tarquini’s Hyundai was recovered, with Proczyk leading from Julien Apothéloz and Mitchell Cheah. Pole-sitter Sebastian Steibel having dropped to fifth behind Buri.

When racing resumed after two laps behind the safety car, Proczyk caught out the chasing pack and began to build a comfortable lead. Cheah was soon battling with Apothéloz for second place whilst both Coicaud and Max Hesse had passed Steibel, who now dropped to seventh.

On lap five, contact between Bradley Burns’ Honda Civic and the Hyundai of Lukas Niedertscheider saw the British youngster up on two wheels before heading towards the pits and retirement. The incident clearly didn’t slow Niedertscheider, who was soon up into eighth place.

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

The race then settled down for several laps, with Proczyk opening up a slight gap over Apothéloz, Cheah and Buri whilst there were several changes of position behind the scrap for the podium places. At the start of lap eleven, there was contact between Cheah and Apothéloz which saw both Cheah and Buri quickly pass the CUPRA for second and third places respectively.

While the battle for second and third positions raged, several drivers received drive-through penalties for overtaking while the safety car was on track. Michelle Halder steadily improved to eighth, while Hesse dropped outside the top ten.

Proczyk was never troubled and took a straightforward win on home ground. Buri failed to snatch second place away from Cheah and so had to settle for third place ahead of Apothéloz. Coicaud was fifth, Steibel finished sixth and the top ten was completed by Niedertscheider, Michelle Halder, René Kircher and Maurits Sandberg.

Buri leads the Drivers’ series by nine points from Mike Halder, who slipped to second after being classified as the last-placed finisher, while Proczyk is now in third place on the same number of points as Halder.

Antti Buri claims another Race two victory in Austria

Antti Buri. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Finland’s Antti Buri, driving the LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS, took victory in race two at the Red Bull Ring, holding off the reigning champion and race one winner Harald Proczyk, with pole-sitter René Kircher completing the podium places.

The opening moments of the race proved decisive. Michelle Halder, starting second on the grid, made a better start than Kircher and took the lead into turn one, with Buri having passed Dominik Fugel for third place. Guest driver Gabriele Tarquini briefly snatched third from Buri before contact with another car allowed the Finn to reclaim the position.

Buri then passed Kircher for second place on lap two, followed swiftly by Cheah who moved into third position. Racing was then put on hold for several laps after the safety car was deployed while Dominik Fugel’s car was recovered following contact with the Opel Astra of Jan Seyffert.

Racing resumed on lap seven, with Buri immediately attacking Michelle Halder for the lead. Going into turn one, the Audi eased past the Honda on the inside line, with Cheah also passing as Halder was forced to run slightly wide. Following slight contact, Proczyk then also passed Halder for P3, with the Profi-Car Team driver dropping from the lead to fourth in the space of less than a minute.

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Several drivers incurred penalties for infringements, with Bradley Burns given a drive-through for pushing another car. At the head of the field, and during a tense battle with Buri for the lead, Cheah also received a drive-through after it was judged that he had jumped the start. The penalty saw the Malaysian drop from second place to eventually finish the race in the tenth position and meant that Proczyk moved into second place.

It also took the pressure off Buri, who now had a comfortable advantage at the head of the field. Proczyk was too far back to make any inroads into that lead, while there were also sizeable gaps between Proczyk, Kircher and Michelle Halder. Things were a lot closer in a five-way battle for fifth to ninth, although it seemed that every time Julien Apothéloz passed Mike Halder for eighth place, Halder would retake the position at the very next corner.

So Buri took his third win of the season, beating Proczyk by 6.7 seconds. Kircher’s third place meant there were two Audi cars on the podium, while Michelle Halder and Max Hesse completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten places were occupied by Lukas Niedertscheider, Théo Coicaud, Mike Halder, Julien Apothéloz and Mitchell Cheah.

Buri stretched his lead in the standings to 13 points over Proczyk, while Mike Halder is third, a further 18 points adrift. The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship will now take a two-month break before racing at Zandvoort on 9-11 August.

Where can you watch the action?

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.

This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship is also the only other series outside of WTCR, TCR Europe and TCR UK that has English commentary, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series. You can also find the races broadcast live at TCR TV.

To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:

2019 ADAC TCR Germany

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!

Phil!!!

TCR Talk – The Brits Abroad: Burns weekend to forget in Austria

During 2019, TCR Talk will be following the progress of the various British drivers racing in TCR Series abroad. We continue this series with Bradley Burns, who is competing in the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship for Pyro Motorsport Honda…

Here is the TCR Talk roundup of Bradley’s performance at the Red Bull Ring Circuit in Austria where race one took place on Saturday and race two took place on Sunday…

Race one and race two in Austria…

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

Bradley Burns endured a difficult weekend in Austria where contact with other drivers ruled out a good points score, after his epic race two drive in the Czech Republic several weeks ago where he almost took his first TCR victory.

The British driver struggled in Qualifying where he went twelfth fastest and would start from that position in both races. A difficult start in race one saw the Pyro Motorsport driver almost fall to the back of the field before beginning his drive forward.

After an early Safety car, Burns was in eleventh place however contact with the Hyundai of Lukas Niedertscheider saw the British youngster up on two wheels before heading towards the pits and retirement on lap five.

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

In the second race on Sunday, Burns made a much better start off the grid and was running tenth before running wide halfway around the lap. This put the young British driver on the backfoot and he immediately set about making places forward.

In thirteenth place after the first lap, the Honda driver pushed hard in the packed but closely fought field and made it up to ninth place just before the Safety Car came out mid-race.

Once racing got underway again, Bradley was penalised for pushing another car with a drive-through penalty where he retired in the pits. This brought an end to a miserable weekend.

Burns reflects on the Red Bull Ring…

“It really wasn’t our weekend. The guys in the team did a great job as always and we had good pace but we were unable to convert that into a result, unfortunately,” explained the Pyro Motorsport driver.

“That’s the way it goes sometimes but we’ll keep pushing and hopefully, we can come back stronger at Zandvoort.”

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship takes a two-month break before racing gets underway again at Zandvoort on 9-11 August.

Where can you watch the action?

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.

This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship is also the only other series outside of WTCR, TCR Europe and TCR UK that has English commentary, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series. You can also find the races broadcast live at TCR TV.

To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:

2019 ADAC TCR Germany

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Spielberg. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

TCR Talk will be following Bradley Burns, with great interest as he competes in one of the toughest TCR Series that is part of the Global TCR Family.

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!

TCR Talk – The Brits Abroad: The Red Bull Ring awaits Bradley Burns

During 2019, TCR Talk will be following the progress of the various British drivers racing in TCR Series abroad. We continue this series with Bradley Burns, who is competing in the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship for Pyro Motorsport Honda…

Bradley Burns in The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship

Bradley Burns in the Pyro Motorsport Honda. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

The ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship is recognised as one of the toughest national series currently running to TCR regulations, however, that hasn’t stopped Burns mixing it with the best in the series.

The young British driver has enjoyed four exciting rounds so far, where he has secured the Junior Class win three times out of four events (twice at Oschersleben and once at Most). What can be said is that he is not afraid to take the fight to the more experienced series competitors despite not knowing the tracks he is racing on.

The Standout highlight of his season so far is the second race at Most. Burns started on pole position on the reversed grid for race two, thanks to qualifying in tenth place for race one. He built a strong lead before Antti Buri stormed through to try and claim the lead.

Both drivers treated us to some fantastic tintop racing, where they fought hard but fairly, with Burns losing out on the lead to the Audi driver on the final lap. Fear not though, there is more to come from the Pyro Motorsport driver, starting this weekend in Austria.

Last time out in Most…

The 2019 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship at Most. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Despite a rocket start from tenth place on the grid, things didn’t go according to plan for Bradley Burns in race one. The run down to the first corner saw several cars make contact, which unfortunately included the Pyro Motorsport driver.

Contact with Jessica Backman in the guest run Team Engslter Hyundai meant that the British driver had to pit with rear left wheel damage. However, the team worked on repairs during the Safety Cat period and Burns was back on track.

Despite being a lap down, he made several places against the other lapped drivers and came home in fifteenth place.

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

Another rocket start from pole position meant that Burns led into turn one at the start from fellow Honda racer Dominik Fugel.

It was a quiet start, with Burns keeping the advantage, building up a lead of around 1.5 seconds as Fugel battled with Antti Buri in his Audi RS3 LMS. As these two drivers duelled and diced for second place, the Honda driver extended his advantage.

However, Buri got past Fugel and set after Burns, closing the distance down to the Pyro Motorsport Honda and putting pressure on the young British driver.

The last laps were exciting, as Buri began to attack Burns, with both cars often drifting sideways as tyre degradation set in. They drove abreast through the esses, rubbing door-to-door however Buri had the inside line for turn six and took the lead, holding on to take the victory ahead of Burns.

Burns thoughts ahead of the Red Bull Ring…

Bradley Burns. Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

Burns is back in action this weekend where he will race in rounds five and six of the series at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, another new circuit for him and the Pyro Motorsport driver. However, the young British driver already has his sights set for success.

“I’m really looking forward to my first time at Red Bull Ring. The circuit looks quite quick with some hard braking zones, and with a good mix of some faster corners too which should suit the Honda,” explained Burns.

“The main aim this weekend is to win the Junior Class although we won’t know where we really stand until after qualifying and we’ve got some more data from the car and circuit to work from.”

It will be interesting to see how Honda driver goes at the Red Bull Ring, especially as this is a fast circuit with long straights that will suit the Honda Civic FK7 and its sleek lines.

Burns will also have to deal with the “Tarquini Factor” this weekend. 2018 WTCR Champion Gabriele Tarquini joins the field in a one-off guest drive thanks to Hyundai Team Engstler.

Where can you watch the action?

Jessica Bäckman, Harald Procyzk and Steve Kirsch at Most. Credit: ADAC Motorsport-Gruppe C Photography

The ADAC TCR Germany Series follows the successful route, which has worked for almost all TCR Series around the globe, of showing all of their races live on YouTube.

This is done on the ADAC YouTube Account which you can find here. The TCR Germany Series is also the only other series outside of WTCR, TCR Europe and TCR UK that has English commentary, so this allows for a wider audience to follow the series. You can also find the races broadcast live at TCR TV.

To catch up on the 2018 season and to see how that panned out, please find my own YouTube playlist of the season’s races here.

To catch up with any of the 2019 races that you have missed with English Commentary, please follow the link to my YouTube Playlist:

2019 ADAC TCR Germany

Credit: ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C

TCR Talk will be following Bradley Burns, with great interest as he competes in one of the toughest TCR Series that is part of the Global TCR Family.

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!

Phil!!!