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Touring Car Racing: Seven Opel Astra TCR for Target Competition

Feb 12, 2016

  • Last season’s TCR championship team counting on new Opel Astra TCR
  • Italian team Target Competition entering seven Opel touring cars
  • In starting line-up in global TCR International Series and ADAC TCR Germany

Opel News - Seven in one sweep: The Target Competition team will use seven Opel Astra TCRs this season

Rüsselsheim. The current TCR (Touring Car Racing Series) championship team Target Competition is now relying on the new Opel Astra TCR. The Italian team that won both the drivers’ and teams’ titles in the TCR International Series in 2015 with Swiss racing car driver Stefano Comini is entering seven Astra TCR vehicles this season. Three cars are in the line-up for the global TCR International Series, and four of Opel’s new customer racing touring cars are reserved for the ADAC TCR Germany.

Opel News - For customer racing: New Opel Astra touring car for the TCR series

The Target Competition team has its home base in Andrian near Bozen in South Tyrol and is led by the brothers Andreas and Markus Gummerer. Team manager is their father Walter Gummerer and technical director is Albert Deuring, well known to motorsport fans as the long-time chief technician of the Abt Sportsline team in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters – German Touring Car Masters). “We are very proud to be able to race under the Opel colors in the TCR,” says Andreas Gummerer. Markus Gummerer adds: “We are convinced of the Astra TCR’s potential and trust Opel’s extensive experience in touring car racing. For us, mutual trust is the basis for good collaboration, and that was present in abundance from the very first moment.”


Opel Motorsport Director Jörg Schrott is convinced by the new Opel team’s power and prowess. “We are delighted that the 2015 champions have decided to race our Astra TCR this season. We can only benefit from their TCR experience. With Target Competition, we have found a strong customer and partner for entry into the TCR.”


The 2016 TCR International Series starts on April 2/3 in Sakhir, where the touring car series holds two stages within the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain. The season kick-off of the ADAC TCR Germany is on April 16/17 in Oschersleben.

Calendar TCR International 2016

November 20
Macau, China
April 2/3
Sakhir, Bahrain (Formula 1)
April 24
Estoril, Portugal
May 7
Spa, Belgium
May 21
Monza, Italy
June 5
Salzburgring, Austria
June 19
Oschersleben, Germany
July 3
Sochi, Russia
August 28
Buriram, Thailand
September 17/18
Singapore (Formula 1)
October 1/2
Sepang, Malaysia (Formula 1)

TCR Germany 2016

October 1/2
April 16/17
April 30/May 1
June 18/19
July 23/24
Red Bull Ring Spielberg, Austria
August 6/7
August 20/21
Zandvoort, Netherlands