2017 TCR Asia Series

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2017 TCR Asia Series
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The 2017 TCR Asia Series season is the third season of the TCR Asia Series.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler[1] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[1] 2 Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri[2] All
32 Ecuador Diego Moran[2] All
Hong Kong Audi Hong Kong[3][N 1]
Phoenix Racing Asia[4][N 1]
Audi RS3 LMS TCR[3] 3 Hong Kong Shaun Thong[5] 3–4
5 Hong Kong Jasper Thong[3] Cup All
6 Hong Kong Alex Fong[6] Cup 2
8 Hong Kong Tong Siu Kau[4] Cup 1–2
Malaysia Viper Niza Racing[7] SEAT León TCR[7] 65 Malaysia Douglas Khoo[7] Cup All
Thailand Team Thailand[4] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[4] 9 Thailand Tin Sritrai[4] 1
Honda Civic TCR[8] 79 2–6
Malaysia R Engineering[4] Honda Civic TCR[4] 23 Malaysia Abdul Kaathir[4] Cup All
39 Malaysia Lai Wee Sing[4] All
Macau Elegant Racing Team[4] SEAT León TCR[4] 98 Hong Kong Eric Kwong[4] Cup All
99 Macau Alex Liu[4] Cup All
991 Macau Wong Kiang Kuan[9] Cup 5
Entries ineligible to score points
Malaysia Viper Niza Racing[7] SEAT León TCR[7] 7 Hong Kong William O'Brien[5] Cup 3
China Leo 109 Racing[9] Audi RS3 LMS TCR[9] 9 China Deng Bao Wei[9] 5–6
China Li Lin[9] 5
Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 77 China Hu Hao[9] 5–6
Thailand RMI Racing Team By Sunoco[10][N 2]
RMI Racing Team[10][N 2]
SEAT León TCR[10] 14 Thailand Pasarit Promsombat[10] 4
SEAT León Cup Racer[10] 96 Thailand Nattanid Leewattanavaragul[10] 4
Thailand Billionaire Boy Racing[10] Honda Civic TCR[10] 15 Thailand Chariya Nuya[10] 4
China New Faster Team[9] Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR[9] 21 China Lin Li Feng[9] 5–6
China Wang Hao[9]
Audi RS3 LMS TCR[9] 81 China Huang Chu Han[9] 5–6
82 Hong Kong Andy Yan[9] 5–6
Macau Macau David Racing Team[6] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[6] 26 Macau Filipe de Souza[6] 2
Hong Kong TeamWork Motorsport[9] Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR[9] 26 Macau Filipe de Souza[9] 5–6
Hong Kong Samuel Hsieh[9]
31 Hong Kong Alex Hui[9] 5–6
China Ma Qing Hua[9] 5
France Jean-Karl Vernay[11] 6
62 Hong Kong Alex Fung[9] 5–6
Hong Kong Sunny Wong[9]
Thailand Yontrakit Racing[10] SEAT León TCR[10] 38 Thailand Rattanin Leenutaphong[10] 4
China HE Racing[9] Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR[9] 58 China He Xiao Le[9] 5
China Lu Chuan[9]
China Lo Kai Bong[11] 6
China TrackFun-Linky Racing Team[9] Audi RS3 LMS TCR[9] 66 China Cai Hong Yu[9] 5–6
China Bai Ya Xin[9] 5
Thailand TBN MK Ihere Racing Team[10] Honda Civic TCR[10] 66 Thailand Nattachak Hanjitkasen[10] 4
China TianShi Racing Team[6] Audi RS3 LMS TCR[6] 66 China Huang Chu Han[6] 2
88 China Chen Wei An[6] 2
Thailand Singha Motorsport Team Thailand[10] SEAT León Cup Racer[10] 89 Thailand Kittipol Ayudhya[10] 4
China AVM Racing[9] SEAT León TCR[9] 791 China Qi Pei Wen[9] 5–6
China Zhou Hao Wen[9]

Calendar and results[edit]

The 2017 initial schedule was announced on 8 November 2016, with six events scheduled.[12][13] In 2 February 2017, the 2017 schedule has changed with the entry of Zhuhai events.[14] On 29 March 2017, the calendar was once again changed with Zhuhai replacing the round in Thailand held at the Chang International Circuit, Zhejiang and Shanghai will also switch places on the calendar. The Macau round was also removed.[15]

Rnd. Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 12 March Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2 Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Ecuador Diego Moran Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler
2 3 China Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai 23 April Hong Kong Jasper Thong Thailand Tin Sritrai Hong Kong Jasper Thong Hong Kong Audi Hong Kong
4 China Huang Chu Han Thailand Tin Sritrai Thailand Team Thailand
3 5 China Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai 14 May Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Hong Kong Shaun Thong Malaysia Abdul Kaathir Malaysia R Engineering
6 Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Hong Kong Eric Kwong Macau Elegant Racing Team
4 7 Thailand Bangsaen Street Circuit, Chonburi 1 July Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Thailand Tin Sritrai[N 3] Thailand Tin Sritrai Thailand Team Thailand TCR Thailand Series
8 2 July Thailand Tin Sritrai Thailand Tin Sritrai Thailand Team Thailand
5 9 China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 26 August Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler TCR China Series
10 27 August Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler
6 11 China Zhejiang International Circuit, Shaoxing 7 October Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri[N 4] Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri[N 5] Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri[N 6] Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler TCR China Series
TCR International Series
12 Ecuador Diego Moran Thailand Tin Sritrai Thailand Team Thailand

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver SEP
Malaysia
ZHU
China
ZHU
China
BNG†
Thailand
SHA
China
ZHE
China
 Pts. 
1 Thailand Kantadhee Kusiri 11 9 23 4 91 6 Ret1 7 11 1 4 4 188
2 Thailand Tin Sritrai 33 5 54 1 Ret Ret 12 1 45 6 10 1 176.5
3 Ecuador Diego Moran 22 1 4 8 34 NC Ret5 2 22 2 13 3 167
4 Malaysia Lai Wee Sing 4 2 82 3 23 4 24 Ret 16 8 15 Ret 137
5 Malaysia Abdul Kaathir 6 3 65 6 12 7 Ret 8 93 9 9 5 131
6 Hong Kong Jasper Thong 54 4 11 11 4 Ret DSQ Ret 13 10 Ret 11 94
7 Hong Kong Eric Kwong Ret5 DNS 10 9 5 1 8 Ret Ret 16 6 12 86
8 Macau Alex Liu 7 7 9 Ret 6 2 Ret 4 WD WD DNS 10 61.5
9 Malaysia Douglas Khoo 9 8 11 10 8 5 Ret Ret 144 12 Ret 16 46
10 Hong Kong Shaun Thong Ret5 3 63 6 40
11 Macau Wong Kiang Kuan 8 11 18
12 Hong Kong Tong Siu Kau 8 6 Ret Ret 12
13 Hong Kong Alex Fong Ret 12 2
Drivers ineligible to score points
Hong Kong Alex Hui Ret 4 1 6
France Jean-Karl Vernay 1 6
Hong Kong Andy Yan 5 5 2 2
Macau Filipe de Souza 7 2 7 Ret Ret 8
Thailand Nattanid Leewattanavaragul 4 3
China Huang Chu Han 3 5 3 Ret 3 7
Thailand Pasarit Promsombat 3 5
Hong Kong Alex Fung
Hong Kong Sunny Wong
6 3 12 Ret
China Ma Qing Hua Ret 4
China Deng Bao Wei Ret 15 5 9
Thailand Chariya Nuya 5 Ret
China Lin Li Feng
China Wang Hao
10 7 8 Ret
Hong Kong Samuel Hsieh 7 Ret Ret 8
Thailand Nattachak Hanjitkasen 7 8
China Lo Kai Bong 7 14
China Chen Wei An Ret 7
Hong Kong William O'Brien 7 Ret
China Qi Pei Wen
China Zhou Hao Wen
11 13 11 15
China He Xiao Le
China Lu Chuan
12 14
China Cai Hong Yu Ret Ret Ret 13
China Hu Hao 15 17 14 Ret
China Li Lin Ret 15
Thailand Rattanin Leenutaphong Ret Ret
China Bai Ya Xin Ret Ret
Thailand Kittipol Ayudhya Ret DNS
Pos. Driver SEP
Malaysia
ZHU
China
ZHU
China
BNG†
Thailand
SHA
China
ZHE
China
 Pts. 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Bold – Pole

Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' championship[edit]

Pos. Team SEP
Malaysia
ZHU
China
ZHU
China
BNG†
Thailand
SHA
China
ZHE
China
 Pts. 
1 Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler 11 1 23 4 31 6 Ret1 2 11 1 4 3 357
22 9 4 8 94 NC Ret5 7 22 2 13 4
2 Malaysia R Engineering 4 2 62 3 12 4 24 8 93 8 9 5 272
6 3 85 6 23 7 Ret Ret 16 9 15 Ret
3 Thailand Team Thailand 33 5 54 1 Ret Ret 12 1 45 6 10 1 176,5
4 Macau Elegant Racing Team 7 7 9 9 5 1 8 4 8 11 6 10 165,5
Ret5 DNS 10 Ret 6 2 Ret Ret Ret 16 DNS 12
5 Hong Kong Audi Hong Kong 54 4 11 11 45 3 63 6 13 10 Ret 11 136
Ret 12 Ret Ret DSQ Ret
6 Malaysia Viper Niza Racing 9 8 11 10 8 5 Ret Ret 144 12 Ret 16 46
7 Hong Kong Phoenix Racing Asia 8 6 Ret Ret 12
Teams ineligible to score points
China Teamwork Motorsport 6 3 1 6
7 4 12 8
China New Faster Team 3 5 2 2
5 7 3 7
Macau Macau David Racing Team 7 2
Thailand Morin Racing Team 4 3
China TianShi Racing Team 3 5
Ret 7
Thailand RMI Racing Team By Sunoco 3 5
China Leo 109 Racing 15 15 5 9
Ret 17 14 Ret
Thailand Billionaire Boy Racing 5 Ret
Thailand TBN MK Ihere Racing Team 7 8
China HE Racing 12 14 7 14
Malaysia Viper Niza Racing 7 Ret
China AVM Racing 11 13 11 15
China Linky Racing Team Ret Ret Ret 13
Thailand Yontrakit Racing Ret Ret
Thailand Singha Motorsport Team Thailand Ret DNS
Pos. Driver SEP
Malaysia
ZHU
China
ZHU
China
BNG†
Thailand
SHA
China
ZHE
China
 Pts. 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Bold – Pole

Italics – Fastest Lap

Car model of the year[edit]

Pos. Team SEP
Malaysia
ZHU
China
ZHU
China
BNG†
Thailand
SHA
China
ZHE
China
 Pts. 
1 Honda Civic TCR 4 2 5 1 1 4 1 1 4 6 9 1 384.5
6 3 6 3 2 7 2 8 9 8 10 5
2 Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 1 1 2 4 3 6 Ret 2 1 1 4 3 371
2 5 4 8 9 NC Ret 7 2 2 13 4
3 SEAT León TCR 7 7 9 9 5 1 8 4 8 11 6 10 205.5
9 8 10 10 6 2 Ret Ret 14 12 Ret 12
4 Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 4 1 11 4 3 6 6 13 10 Ret 11 160
8 6 Ret 12 Ret Ret DSQ Ret
Pos. Driver SEP
Malaysia
ZHU
China
ZHU
China
BNG†
Thailand
SHA
China
ZHE
China
 Pts. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Car No. 3, 5 and 6 entered as Audi Hong Kong and car No. 8 entered as Phoenix Racing Asia.
  2. ^ a b Car No. 14 entered as RMI Racing Team By Sunoco and car No. 96 entered as RMI Racing Team.
  3. ^ Actual fastest lap of race recorded by TCR Thailand Series driver Pasarit Promsombat.
  4. ^ Actual pole position taken by TCR China Series driver Jean-Karl Vernay.
  5. ^ Actual fastest lap of race recorded by TCR China Series driver Jean-Karl Vernay.
  6. ^ Actual victory in race scored by TCR China Series driver Jean-Karl Vernay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Engstler Motorsport confirmed for TCR Asia and Germany in 2017". touringcars.net. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Team Engstler confirm two-car programme in TCR Asia". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ a b c "Audi Hong Kong to enter TCR Asia with new RS 3 LMS". touringcartimes.com. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "TCR Asia Series Sepang Practice 1" (PDF). asia.tcr-series.com. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "2017 TCR Asia Series Second Zhuhai Round Entry List" (PDF). asia.tcr-series.com. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "2017 TCR Asia Series makes Chinese return in Zhuhai". asia.tcr-series.com. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Viper Niza Racing prepare for 2017 TCR Asia season". asia.tcr-series.com. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  8. ^ "TCR Asia Series Zhuhai Test 2" (PDF). asia.tcr-series.com. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "TCR Asia/TCR China Series Shanghai Entry List" (PDF). asia.tcr-series.com. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "TCR Asia Series Bangsaen Free Practice 1" (PDF). asia.tcr-series.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b "TCR Asia/TCR China Series Zhejiang Entry List" (PDF). asia.tcr-series.com. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  12. ^ "TCR Asia Series unveils expanded calendar for 2017". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 8 November 2016.
  13. ^ "TCR Asia – 2017 calendar unveiled". tcr-series.com. 8 November 2016.
  14. ^ sean. "Zhuhai joins 2017 TCR Asia Series programme". www.asia.tcr-series.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  15. ^ "2017 TCR Asia calendar amended". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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