Tucker ex­pects 11 UK V8 ma­chines

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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.

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