The FIA WTCR’s Race of Germany’s second wildcard entry has been confirmed, with former European Touring Car Cup champion Kris Richard awarded the drive.
The 23-year-old Swiss racer will drive for the Hong Kong-based KCMG team, which recently fielded Attila Tassi at the previous Race of Hungary round in a Honda Civic Type R.
“I already won there in the ETCC in a TCR car [in 2016] so it’s the perfect opportunity to show my skills to the public and my sponsors and prove I can manage to be in such a highly competitive field of drivers,” he said.
“My goal is absolutely to be in the WTCR full time in 2019 so it could be the most important race of the year for me if I can prove what I can do.”
Richard is no stranger to world championship level racing, having entered two rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship least year with Campos Racing (pictured above).
Richard will join reigning DTM champion René Rast as one of two wildcard entries permitted at each round of the FIA World Touring Car Cup.
The FIA WTCR Race of Germany takes place on May 10-12.
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