TCR UK or­gan­is­ers: Series will go ahead in 2018

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The or­gan­iser of TCR UK has con­firmed the cham­pi­onship will go ahead in 2018 af­ter de­scrib­ing ru­mours to the con­trary as “un­founded”.

A per­ceived low num­ber of en­tries has led to spec­u­la­tion that the series may not go ahead in its de­but year in 2018, but or­gan­is­ers con­firmed to MN that it will run.

In re­cent weeks the series has an­nounced a tyre and sus­pen­sion sup­plier, also adding TV cov­er­age on the Front Run­ner Freesat and Sky chan­nel. It had al­ready con­firmed rounds would be streamed live on so­cial me­dia.

“For us, it’s very much business as usual and we are work­ing to­wards our me­dia day on March 6 and the first round of the cham­pi­onship over the Easter week­end,” said Mark James of TCR UK.

“If you look at other TCR cham­pi­onships around the world, it’s quite nor­mal for en­try lists to ap­pear rel­a­tively late.

“We know that teams are still work­ing on se­cur­ing spon­sor­ship and pulling bud­gets to­gether, plus we’re talk­ing to a num­ber of driv­ers and teams who have ei­ther bought or are in the process of buy­ing TCR cars.

“As a re­sult, un­founded spec­u­la­tion about the series not hap­pen­ing is ex­tremely un­help­ful.”

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