Jessica Bäckman joins ADAC TCR Germany for Nürburgring round
Swedish TCR specialist Jessica Bäckman announced she will join the ADAC TCR Germany for a one-off at the Nürburgring, in preparation for the upcoming start of the continental TCR championship.
Almost ten months from the last TCR Europe round, Jessica Bäckman will be back on track in the Hyundai i30 N TCR car prepared by Italian powerhouse team Target Competition.
With the first round of the continental TCR championship at Paul Ricard now two weeks away, the Swedish siblings Jessica and Andreas Bäckman have in fact announced that they will join the ADAC TCR Germany grid next weekend, in preparation for the upcoming TCR Europe season opener in the South of France.
Jessica entered a one-off event in the German series last year as well, when she claimed a podium finish in Hockenheim with an impressive second place. This time, the 22-year old Swede will tackle the famous Nürburgring racetrack, which will also host F1 later this year.
It will thus be a busy start of the 2020 season for Bäckman, who heads to the Nürburgring eager to measure herself with such a highly ranked field of drivers from one of the most competitive TCR series worldwide, yet with high hopes given her previous results.
"I'm looking forward to race again after the long break, and it is extra fun to be back and join ADAC TCR Germany again. In addition, it is a perfect preparation for next weekend when our main series TCR Europe kicks off in France" - said Jessica.
The ADAC TCR Germany kicked off on 1-2 August at the Lausitzring, with 21-year old racer Michelle Halder also among the drivers. The German championship features some of the most important race venues in central Europe, such as Nürburgring, Hockenheim, Red Bull Ring, Zandvoort.
Bäckman, who was confirmed alongside her brother Andreas in the Hyundai young driver programme, is set to focus once again her TCR Europe campaign after a very promising debut in 2019. The revised schedule includes six double-headers starting from Le Castellet, France on 21-23 August.
The races, which will be shown live on the ADAC youtube and facebook channels, will get underway on Saturday at 11:50 and Sunday at 11:25. Times are German local time.