Kevin Gleason is excited at the prospect of racing on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend when the TCR International Series runs as part of the illustrious support bill for Formula 1 Grand Prix and the American is focused on another strong points finish (18-20 September).
With the return of René Münnich to the WestCoast Racing fold reforming the original trio that secured a podium lock-out in China, Gleason is in a buoyant mood that a successful weekend is on the cards, as he looks to break into the top five of the Drivers’ standings.
After struggling to find a balance during practice in Austria, Gleason went on to round-out a WestCoast Racing one-two in qualifying, which he converted into a brace of strong points finishes.
Now into the ‘business end’ of the season, Gleason is aware of the challenges that face him on the barrier-lined streets of Singapore’s Marina Bay, but is excited by the prospect of racing under the lights in front of thousands of spectators in what is sure to be a spectacular event.
“It’s a real privilege and opportunity to race on the streets of Singapore and to be supporting Formula 1 for the third time,” said Gleason. “It will certainly be a new experience racing at night in front of thousands of fans on a street circuit, so hopefully we can put on a good show for them in what will be a spectacular event. It is also great to have René Münnich back with us for this round and Thailand, after the memorable one-two-three we achieved in China earlier this year and I cannot wait to get back in the car and go racing this weekend.”
Qualifying for the TCR International Series’ venture on the streets of Singapore is scheduled to get underway at 15.45 UTC on Saturday (19 September), with the first of two races later that day at 22.25 UTC. The second and final race will be held at 16.30 UCT on Sunday (20 September).