Benjamin Leuchter

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Benjamin Leuchter
NationalityGerman
Born (1987-11-22) 22 November 1987 (age 32)
Duisburg, Germany
TCR International Series career
Debut season2017
Current teamMax Kruse Racing
Car number10
Starts2
Previous series
2017
2017
2016

2009
2008, 15-17
2006
2004-05
2002-03
VLN
TCR International Series
ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship
ADAC Procar Series
VLN

German Formula Three Championship
Formula BMW
Karting
Championship titles
2017
2017
2018
VLN – TCR Class
24h Nurburgring - TCR Class
24H Dubai - TCR Class

Benjamin Leuchter (born 22 November 1987) is a German racing driver currently competing in the World Touring Car Cup. Having previously competed in the ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship, German Formula Three Championship and Formula BMW amongst others.

Racing career[edit]

Leuchter began his career in 2002 in Karting, he continued in karting until 2003. In 2004 he switched to the Formula BMW series, he finished the season nineteenth in the championship standings that year. The following year he only took part in the first eight races of the season, but still finished fifteenth in the Formula BMW standings in 2005. For 2006 he switched to the German Formula Three Championship, driving the last round of the championship that year. For 2008 he took part in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, finishing fourth in the SP1/2 class. In 2009 he switched to the ADAC Procar Series, finishing tenth in the Division II standings. For 2015 he raced in the VLN series, racing in the BMW M235i Racing Cup, he finished the season sixth in the standings that year. Continuing in the series for 2016, again racing in the BMW M235i Racing Cup class, this time finishing tenth in the standings. The same year he also raced in the inaugural 2016 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship season, taking a couple of podiums and fastest laps on his way to finishing fifth in the championship standings. For 2017 he returned to the VLN series, this time racing in the TCR class. Taking several victories, pole positions and podiums, on his way to winning the class.[1]

In November 2017 it was announced that he would race in the TCR International Series, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for WestCoast Racing.[2][3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete TCR International Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2017 WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1
BHR
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
ZHE
1
ZHE
2
DUB
1

13
DUB
2

6
26th 13

Complete World Touring Car Cup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2019 SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR MAR
1

16
MAR
2

23
MAR
3

20
HUN
1

20
HUN
2

12
HUN
3

17
SVK
1

14
SVK
2

Ret
SVK
3

16
NED
1

8
NED
2

2
NED
3

Ret
GER
1

7
GER
2

5
GER
3

1
POR
1

15
POR
2

17
POR
3

17
CHN
1

18
CHN
2

Ret
CHN
3

DNS
JPN
1

Ret
JPN
2

12
JPN
3

10
MAC
1

22
MAC
2

21
MAC
3

21
MAL
1

MAL
2

MAL
3

19th* 96*

* Season still in progress.

Complete 24 Hours of Nürburgring results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017 mathilda racing Germany Andreas Gülden
Germany Dennis Wüsthoff
Austria Constantin Kietzer
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR TCR 142 29th 1st
2016 racing one GmbH Germany Fabian Danz
Germany Tim Zimmermann
Germany Dennis Wüsthoff
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR TCR 91 93rd 2nd
2008 Benjamin Leuchter Germany Harald Hennes
Germany Swen Landgraf
Germany Steffen Ramer
Ford Fiesta SP1-SP2 91 79th 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benjamin Leuchter career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Benjamin Leuchter joins WestCoast Racing for Dubai". TouringCarTimes. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Benjamin Leuchter joins WestCoast Racing for Dubai". tcr-series.com. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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