Insight Racing is back for its second outing in the 24H Series this year. The return to the international scene comes after a promising 24H Series debut at Paul Ricard in May.
Circuit de Catalunya, Spain – August 30th 2017
Back in May, the danish team Insight Racing debuted the brand new Honda Civic TCR racer in the 24H Series race at Paul Ricard. It returned mixed results as the car showed great pace right from the start, but eventually, cooling issues put an end to an otherwise impressive debut.
Now, it is time to get back on the 24H Series grid. The problems have been found and solved in cooperation with JAS, and we are going to Spain with a fresh victory from the Norwegian GT Championship at Rudskogen earlier in August. Here, Marcus Påverud took the car to pole position and the class win in all three races over the weekend.
The Insight Racing Denmark squad has been a dominating factor in the Norwegian GT Championship lately. The danish team is now back on the international stage for the 24H Series race at Circuit de Catalunya. Photo: Niklas Majgaard
A small change to the lineup:
The Insight Racing Denmark lineup features a small change for the weekend in Spain. Team owner Martin Jensen, Marcus Påverud and Joakim Frid are all in the lineup again, but the fourth and final spot has changed. This time, it is going to the danish talent Jacob Mathiassen. He might be new to the TCR Honda, but Jacob Mathiassen is not a new face at Insight Racing. In 2016, he raced with Insight Racing in the danish Citroën DS3 Cup and won the championship. A series in which Marcus Påverud also proved his talent and fought with Jacob for the win during the entire season.
Making the leap from hot hatch sprint races to endurance racing is not a problem for Jacob, either. The young dane has already got multiple endurance races on his CV – for instance in Britcar and British GT racing with Century Motorsport.
The latest developments on the Civic and the team have made team principal Martin Jensen optimistic for the weekend:
– The race in France was our very first experience of the TCR Civic. We went there with optimism, and I was really happy to see that the car was competitive from the very first minute. That was a great starting point, and we have worked closely with JAS Motorsport since then to make the car even better, Martin Jensen says and adds:
– And more importantly, our recent result in Norway proved that our car is more competitive than ever. We have a great lineup for Barcelona, and I’m very happy to see new talents like Marcus and Jacob advancing from our own race series, the DS3 Cup, to this. Our four-driver lineup is strong, and I can’t wait to get this race underway!
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