American racer Robb Holland will make his début in the TCR International Series this weekend, racing the FRD Ford Racing Ford Focus ST at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram..
Holland has an increasing amount of tin-top experience, having raced in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in recent seasons, including the entire 2014 season.
More recently Holland competed in three meetings of the 2015 BTCC for Handy Motorsport, taking the wheel of the Toyota Avensis previously driven by Simon Belcher.
Holland has also been a regular driver in the VLN endurance series in Germany, and he competed in the American round of the World Touring Car Championship in 2012.
The Hong Kong-based FRD team recently took over the development of the Ford Focus TCR car, having bought the chassis from Onyx Engineering in the UK.
“I have worked with the FRD Team for a few years and I know that Kenneth Ma runs a very good programme,” said the 47-year-old from Denver. “The Ford Focus has struggled this year, but now that FRD has taken over the car I am sure that it can be developed very quickly into one that can challenge for wins.
“I have no expectations for this weekend other than to help the team develop the Focus into a competitive package. If we can get some good results on the weekend it would be a great bonus.”
FRD Team Principal Kenneth Ma is hoping that Holland can help the team push further up the grid this weekend, where the races once again form part of the TCR Asia Series calendar as well.
“Robb has good experience of the Ford Focus car and helped us in its technical development,” said Ma. “I hope he can prove the performance of the Focus TCR in Thailand.”