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Pierre Runic has chosen Bas Koeten Racing for his TCR entrance

by TCR

Guest post by Phil Kinch

After a period of long negotiation, RaceMedia is happy to announce that they have agreed to terms with Bas Koeten Racing to form a long term project for Pierre Runic and his entrance to TCR regulated competition for 2018.

The plan is for a two-year project, with an option for a third year, for Runic to compete in one of the highly competitive and successful TCR series. Runic will make his debut for the team behind the wheel of the highly successful Audi RS3 LMS model, which has already taken race wins in the International Series and in various National Series. 

Runic himself is also looking forward to the opportunity presented to him.

“I am thrilled about the many openings this opportunity presents and as a professional, I always like to over deliver to my partners,” explained Runic.

“The shift from International karting into one of the most competitive touring car series in the world is a big leap for me, but I will put 110% into this and I will make sure no one is left disappointed.”

His initial focus is a full season in the TCR International Series, however, there are also options for the Swedish driver to compete in the TCR European Trophy. Other options being explored currently are TCR Class Endurance Racing in the 24 Hours Series or even some time in one of the many National TCR series around the globe.

In order to make sure that Runic is fully prepared for his debut in 2018, RaceMedia has already begun the hunt for vital sponsors to make sure that the Swedish driver can compete in a full season of competition as he goes up against experienced teams and drivers in TCR Competition.

“With Pierre driving an Audi in an already experienced and well managed top team we believe that he is very well positioned to satisfy his potential sponsors.” Says Niclas Johansson at RaceMedia

Bas Koeten Racing background:

The team of Bas Koeten Racing operates in motorsports for more than 15 years. Team owner Bas Koeten started his professional career as a mechanic in MotoGP. In 2001 he was scouted as a young talent and joined the car racing scene as a race driver. Nowadays Koeten leads an imperium with a 1.400 m2 workshop fully dedicated to motorsports. The Dutch team works on developing, preparing and setting up a fleet of race and rally cars on a daily basis.
Each year the team of Bas Koeten Racing participates in around 60 events across the globe. Being active in around six different race and rally championships provides a huge advantage of technical know-how.
Since the start of the TCR series in early 2015 the team of Bas Koeten Racing has joined this league. The team participated in both national and international TCR sprint series. Furthermore, the Dutch squad is a very experienced player in the 24h Endurance Series.
Currently, Bas Koeten Racing runs five 2017 TCR cars. Besides the various TCR series, the team has championships such as Clio Cup, Supercar Challenge, Belcar Endurance Championship, Winter Endurance Championship and various national club races on the annual calendar.

For more info contact:

RaceMedia
Niclas Johansson 

Tel: +46(0)708 53 85 35

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