Tucker expects 11 UK V8 machines
Former Britcar boss James Tucker expects 11 cars to participate in this year’s inaugural UK V8 Series.
The series, which is aimed at replicating Australian V8 Supercar touring car racing, will use identical Holden Commodore VES that previously competed in Bahrain and in select Britcar events at the back-end of 2015.
Tucker confirmed that 11 cars are currently being prepared ahead of this year, with another 11 on their way to the UK, and a further four being built from scratch.
“We are going for 10 or 11 cars for this year, but the 11th will be mine,” said Tucker. “They’ll slot onto grids for various championships as a separate class – so it would be class five for Britcar, and we’re aiming to do the Silverstone date with Claire [Hedley, new manager of Britcar].”
An initial calendar of seven rounds is planned for 2016. Tucker hopes that the series will grow sufficiently this year to be able to run on its own in 2017. All rounds are set to be one-day events, with at least two races. The race duration is set to range between 25 minutes and an hour in length.
“We’re planning to run on our own next year but we still want to award points for this season,” added Tucker.