SWR to enter new TCR UK Series with Honda Civic Type-R

SWR to enter new TCR UK Series with Honda Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type R TCR
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Sean Walkinshaw Racing has revealed plans to enter the new-for-2018 TCR UK series with a pair of Honda Civic Type-R cars, marking the outfit’s first foray into the world of touring car racing.

The Oxfordshire team are owned by Super GT race winner Sean Walkinshaw, and have been successfully competing in the GT4 endurance racing world to-date.

The team have decided to enter the new TCR UK Series, which has been set up by former FIA Touring Car Commissioner Jonathan Ashman, in its first season.

“We’ve been very impressed by the huge growth of TCR across the world over the past couple of years,” said Team Owner Walkinshaw. “The arrival of the TCR UK Championship comes at a perfect time for SWR.

“Our intention is to run two cars while also continuing with our GT4 programme. We’ve looked at the cars available and believe the Honda is an excellent package.

“There has obviously been huge interest in TCR from existing touring car teams from the BTCC [British Touring Car Championship], and teams from the TOCA support categories, so there will obviously be a very high level of competition.

“As with everything SWR does though we will be giving maximum effort and aiming to be competitive from the outset.”

The SWR team are still a relatively young outfit, having made its racing début in 2013 when it entered the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, which became the BRDC Formula 3 Championship in 2016.

More recently, the team made its début in GT4 racing this year, entering the GT4 European Series Northern Cup with a Nissan 370Z.

No drivers have yet been revealed for the campaign, with the team urging interested parties to get in contact.