Organisers of the new TCR UK Series will run a demo day test at Brands Hatch later in November, with seven different models of car available for drivers to test ahead of the inaugural season in 2018.
The test will give drivers thinking about entering TCR the opportunity to try out different models of car, ahead of lodging entries for the season by the ‘early bird’ deadline of 31 December.
Entries submitted before that deadline will cost £14,995, whilst entries received after 1 January 2018 will cost £16,995.
For participation in the test, the cost to drive will be between £250 to £650 per car, depending on the brand. Not all manufacturers are offering drives, with some only offering passenger laps in the car.
The cars which will be represented are the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Audi RS3 LMS, Hyundai i30 N, Honda Civic, Opel Astra, SEAT León and the Volkswagen Golf GTi. Peugeot will have a representative, but no car, for their forthcoming 308 TCR.
TCR UK have also confirmed a number of other deals put in place for 2018. The official fuel supplier has been revealed to be Vital Equipment, who also supply the British Touring Car Championship, providing Carless Hiperflo Super Ultimate 98 Octane fuel.
The sereis’ official media day will take place at Silverstone on 6 March 2018, which will feature an exclusive afternoon pre-season test. Further tests are scheduled at Knockhill (Thursday 10 May), Castle Combe (Thursday 12 July) and Croft (Thursday 6 September).
A general testing ban will be in place one week prior to the start of the season, with competitors not permitted to test at circuits which the series will visit on its 2018 calendar until the race has taken place at the circuit.
Former FIA Technical Delegate for the World Rally Championship, Mike Harris, has been confirmed as the TCR UK Chief Eligibility Scrutineer.