TCR UK organisers: Series will go ahead in 2018
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.”