The season finale at the Hockenheimring witnessed an impressive performance of power and potential from 42-year-old Austrian driver Harald Proczyk and the 350-hp Astra TCR. The team left the remaining competitors – and their 30 vehicles from eight different manufacturers – squarely in the dust. “The victory at the ADAC TCR Germany is a major success. Just amazing! The Astra TCR bested its renowned rivals in this competitive championship, proving itself an able contender on every stretch and at every point in the competition. That was what did it in the end,” beams Jörg Schrott.
Thank to Kissling Motorsport
Opel’s Motor Sport director extended his gratitude to Kissling Motorsport, “which worked with us to make the Astra TCR a champion vehicle.” Jörg Schrott also gave his heartfelt thanks to Harald Proczyk: “He has had a marvelous season and he most certainly earned the title. He has not only an accomplished driver, he is also an excellent team captain and mentor to Luke Wankmüller.”
The ADAC TCR Germany
In 2018, this racing series entered its third season. Over the course of seven weekends, racing took place in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and for the very first time in the Czech Republic. This season’s competitors included: Opel Astra TCR, CUPRA TCR, Honda Civic TCR, VW Golf GTI TCR, Audi RS3 LMS, Renault Mégane TCR, and Peugeot 308 TCR. Each event in the ADAC TCR Germany was featured on the attractive ADAC GT Masters platform.
The team’s second, and younger, member also had an opportunity to shine: With a spectacular performance in the final race, Wankmüller piloted the second Astra TCR of the HP Racing International team to a fifth-place victory, securing the joint team championship title together with Proczyk. “It was a fantastic season for us,” marveled champion Proczyk. “With the Astra TCR, we proved to be strong competitors on all of the tracks, and to some extent we even had the upper hand here in Hockenheim.”