DTC: Jylland-Ringen preview

Philippe Favre to race in Danish touring car series. The experienced Swiss substitutes for Norwegian Faraas at Jyllands-Ringen Norwegian Thomas Faraas, who is one of two regular drivers for Renault Motorsport Denmark in this year's Danish ...

Philippe Favre to race in Danish touring car series.

The experienced Swiss substitutes for Norwegian Faraas at Jyllands-Ringen Norwegian Thomas Faraas, who is one of two regular drivers for Renault Motorsport Denmark in this year's Danish Touringcar Championship, has been forced to stand down from this weekend event at Jyllands-Ringen, as he has a clashing racing commitment in one of the Norwegian racing series that he also takes part in.

However, Welshman Julian Westwood will not be the team's single representative for round three on Sunday, as High Class Racing - who is responsible for Renault Motorsport Denmark's DTC set-up - has finalized a deal with experienced Swiss, Philippe Favre, to race the team's second Renault Megane Estate.

Sunday's DTC race will be the first in Denmark for Philippe Favre. Thus, the number of drivers with Formula 1 experience in the field will double, as former Stewart Grand Prix driver Jan Magnussen is also entered in a car for Peugeot Statoil Motorsport. When racing in the 1990 International Formula 3000 Championship as a works driver for Leyton House, Favre also tested the Grand Prix cars, which were raced on a regular basis by Ivan Capelli and Mauricio Gugelmin.

Beside his one-off outing in the Danish Touringcar Championship the Geneva-based Swiss is racing for Team Larbre Competition in this year's French GT Championship, where he is piloting a Porsche 996 GT3-RS. Favre, who finished runner-up to the late Roland Ratzenberger in the 1986 Formula Ford Festival, has several starts in endurance sports car classics at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps to his credit, and last year he twice managed to put the works Lister Storm car on pole in the FIA GT Championship at Hungaroring and Magny Cours respectively.

<pre> Championship positions before round 3 - Danish Touringcar Championship - drivers:

 1.   Michael Carlsen        Michael Carlsen                  Peugeot 306 GTI            56,0 p.
 2.   Jason Watt             Peugeot Statoil Motorsport       Peugeot 306 GTI            30,0 p.
 3.   Pierre Legarth         BASF Motorsport                  Peugeot 406 Coupe          29,0 p.
 4.   Thorkild Thyrring      McDonald's Nissan Racing         Nissan Primera             21,0 p.
 5.   Gunnar Kristensen      Team Brask                       Peugeot 306 GTI            17,5 p.
 6.   Casper Elgaard         Team Brask                       Peugeot 306 GTI            16,5 p.
 7.   Jesper Sylvest         Sylvest Motorsport               Citroën Xsara Coupe VTS    16,0 p.
 8.   Kent Bo Lauridsen      Team Brask                       Peugeot 306 GTI            14,5 p.
 9.   Jan Magnussen          Peugeot Statoil Motorsport       Peugeot 306 GTI            11,5 p.
10.   Mike Legarth           Legarth Racing Team              BMW 320i                    9,0 p.
11.   John Nielsen           McDonald's Nissan Racing         Nissan Primera              7,5 p.
12.   Carsten Leveau         Team Brask                       Peugeot 406 Coupe           4,0 p.
13.   Jesper Villumsen       www.teamfocus.dk                 Ford Focus                  2,0 p.
      Per Poulsen            S40 Racing                       Volvo S40                   2,0 p.
      Julian Westwood        Renault Motorsport Danmark       Renault MeganeStationcar    2,0 p.
      Michael Schroter       Team Volkswagen/Castrol          Volkswagen Golf             2,0 p.
17.   Thomas Faraas          Renault Motorsport Danmark       Renault Megane Stationcar   1,0 p.
      Jens Enemark           BlueTel Racing                   Citroën Xsara Coupe VTS     1,0 p.
19.   Jens Andersen          Team Autoforum Motorsport        Volvo S40                   0,5 p.

constructors:

1.    Peugeot           60,0 p.
2.    Nissan            22,5 p.
3.    Citroën           16,0 p.
4.    BMW                9,0 p.
5.    Volvo              2,0 p.
      Renault            2,0 p.
      Ford               2,0 p.
      Volkswagen         2,0 p.

-DTCC

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Series General
Drivers Jan Magnussen , Mauricio Gugelmin , John Nielsen , Jason Watt , Casper Elgaard , Philippe Favre , Thorkild Thyrring , Roland Ratzenberger , Jules Westwood , Ivan Capelli , Gunnar Kristensen , Per Poulsen
Teams Larbre Competition , Stewart Grand Prix , Citroën World Rally Team