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Leuchter expects to gain if it rains at WTCR Race of Germany

2019-06-12T12:09:18+02:00June 12th, 2019|2019, WTCR Race of Germany 2019|

Benjamin Leuchter reckons his extensive knowledge of the Nürburgring Nordschlefe will only work in his favour in the event of wet or changeable weather conditions.

The WTCR / OSCARO podium finisher admits he stopped counting the number of times he’d lapped the iconic 25.378-kilometre when he reached the 1000-mark in 2013, but believes the figure “could be several thousand” in the years that followed.

“In the WTCR [all the drivers] know what to do,” said the Volkswagen-powered Sébastien Loeb Racing driver. “Maybe I have a bit more track knowledge and if it rains, I think I have a big advantage compared to the other guys. But in normal conditions there are many strong drivers who have raced on the Nordschleife for many years.

“I think I can be in the top 10 but you have to be at the right point and at the right time, and so many things can play a role. I was at the track for the WTCR race last year just looking, so I can’t wait to hit the track properly with all the other drivers.”

WTCR Race of Germany takes place at the Nürburgring Nordschlefe from 20-22 June. The legendary venue’s location in the Eifel Mountains means it is susceptible to changeable weather.