ROBERT GILMOUR JOINS DPE MOTORSPORT FOR TCR UK
DPE Motorsport has announced that Robert Gilmour will join the team to drive one of its Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars for the remainder of the 2018 season, starting with the next round at Brands Hatch’s Indy Circuit on June 2nd/3rd.
The Brands Hatch event will mark Gilmour’s debut in TCR cars, although the 26-year old has extensive racing experience that includes winning European and BRDC ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ titles in karting and regular appearances in historic Touring Cars. Gilmour will join Derek Palmer in the team, which is run by Palmer’s father, Derek Snr.
Robert Gilmour commented: “I was one of the three drivers who originally went over to Italy to test the car, so I’ve been part of the project from the very start. I’ve watched the TCR International Series grow and I was with Derek at Silverstone and Knockhill, so I know all about TCR UK and where it’s going. I think it’s very well-run and has good coverage, so I can’t wait to be a part of it all.”
Derek Palmer Snr, added: “I believe strongly that TCR is the future of Touring Car racing and so I’m delighted that Robert is joining us for the rest of the season. Anyone involved in motor racing will know all about Alfa Romeo’s racing DNA and I think this little car has a huge future; we’ll be continuing to work to develop the car with Derek and Robert.”
The team currently lies in fourth place in the TCR UK Teams’ championship, just seven points behind second-placed Pyro Motorsport.