The provisional calendar for the highly-anticipated 2018 TCR UK racing series has been unveiled, featuring seven rounds that include races at some of the UK’s best-known circuits. The new series promises to deliver close, exciting racing with the UK joining established TCR championships around the globe.

TCR UK will take in many of the most iconic circuits in British motorsport in 2018 – Photo: TCR Media

Early interest in the series has been hugely encouraging, prompting the Promoter Jonathan Ashman to reassure teams that there is no upper limit to the number of possible entries. As a result, the format of the race weekends has yet to be confirmed, although entrants are guaranteed two races even if the number of entries exceeds the grid limits at some of the circuits. ‘Plan A’ will be to follow the Sporting Regulations of the TCR International Series (i.e. Qualifying and two sprint races) with ‘Plan B’ consisting of heats and ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals. Details of the format for specific race weekends will be published in due course.

The season starts at the ‘Home of British Motorsport’, Silverstone, before heading to Knockhill in Scotland for the second race weekend. The next races at Brands Hatch in Kent will please Touring Car fans in the southeast of England, while the fourth event sees the series visit one of the country’s most popular circuits (judging by the reaction of fans on social media); Castle Combe in Wiltshire. Oulton Park in Cheshire hosts the fifth race weekend, followed in September by races at Croft in North Yorkshire. The season draws to a close at another of the UK’s classic racing circuits, Donington Park in Leicestershire.

Jonathan Ashman, the Promoter of TCR UK, commented: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to confirm the calendar so soon after announcing the TCR UK series and I’m extremely grateful to the BRSCC and the circuits for their hard work in agreeing the dates. We’ve been amazed at the response from drivers and teams ever since we made the initial announcement and the unveiling of the calendar means those teams and drivers can now make firm plans for the 2018 season.”

2018 TCR UK Calendar
31st March/1st April – Silverstone
12th/13th May – Knockhill
2nd/3rd June – Brands Hatch
14th/15th July – Castle Combe
4th August – Oulton Park
8th/9th September – Croft
13th/14th October – Donington Park

Note: this calendar is provisional and dates could be subject to change

Source: TCR UK


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