Benjamin Leuchter has been confirmed for the fourth and final seat at Volkswagen team Sébastien Loeb Racing in the 2019 World Touring Car Cup alongside Rob Huff, Johan Kristoffersson and Mehdi Bennani.
“The World Cup is a childhood dream come true for me,” said said Leuchter.
“I am delighted to be given the seat with Volkswagen in the WTCR and will give everything to represent the German colours in a worthy manner. I’m only familiar with two of the ten tracks on the calendar, but I’m a fast learner and will do my very best to be successful.”
The 31-year-old is a brand and motorsport ambassador for Volkswagen and has been involved in the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR development.
Last season saw him finishing eighth overall in the TCR Germany championship, driving a Volkswagen for Max Kruse Racing.
“I am delighted that we were able to get Benjamin Leuchter to move to the WTCR,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport director.
“Benny has been part of the Volkswagen family for years and was involved in the development of the Golf GTI TCR right from the start. His results speak for themselves and he did a fantastic job during the testing – both on the track and in collaboration with the engineers. We have lined up a strong international quartet of drivers for WTCR 2019 and it goes without saying that we want to be up there at the front of the pack with this team.”
Source: Touring Car Times