TCR / 26 April 2021
Michels second in TCR New Zealand with Civic Type R TCR
Honda Civic Type R TCR driver Jordan Michels sealed the runner-up spot in the inaugural TCR New Zealand standings after three action-packed races held at Highlands Motorsport Park last weekend.
The Team Williams Racing driver, whose JAS Motorsport-built car is prepared by Evolution Motorsport, put on a strong showing to secure second place in the points in a season that was contained in its entirety within a single three-race weekend.
After qualifying fourth, Michels suffered a first-lap spin in the opening race on a damp surface and did well to recover to sixth by the chequered flag.
He put in a consistent performance in Race Two to come home seventh before superbly picking his way through a first-lap incident in the finale to gain positions and make it all the way to third place - and his maiden podium finish
Michels’ success adds to the pair of New Zealand Endurance Championship titles he’s won in the past two seasons and his 2019 South Island Endurance Series crown.