TCR UK hopefuls Sean Walkinshaw Racing tested their new Honda Civic TCR car at Donington Park on Tuesday, after taking delivery of the car from Belgian outfit Boutsen-Ginion Racing.
The team already announced their plans to enter the TCR UK Series back in early September, and on Monday took delivery of their second-hand Honda Civic TCR.
The team completed 372 km of “fault-free running” and ran several drivers in the car who are evaluating entering the new touring car series.
“It was a bloody good day”, said Team Principal Ken Page. “After an initial shakedown we ran various drivers in the car and they were all very happy with the pace, performance and handling.
!First thing there was a little bit of time on wets, then the track was a bit greasy before drying out fully for the rest of the day.
“The car ran impeccably; it’s very tuneable, and there’s a lot of adjustability. TCR is a very nice concept and the championship certainly seems to be attracting a lot of interest.
“The car is about the same sort of pace as a GT4 car and, with sensible budgets, we’re sure the UK series is going to be very popular.”
The team are continuing testing at Snetterton in Norfolk today [Wednesday] before moving to Brands Hatch in Kent on Friday 3 November.