Brisky Racing have postponed their plans to enter the inaugural TCR UK Series season in 2018, listing their recently purchased Volkswagen Golf GTi for sale and focussing on their partnership with Team HARD in the BTCC.
Richard Wheeler’s Brisky Racing were one of the first outfits to reveal plans to enter TCR UK, but they have now backed out due to the commitment required to enter just one car.
“To fully commit to TCR UK for us requires running two or three cars,” explained Wheeler. “To do so means a fair chunk of investment. We can’t make it pay sending one car, team, trucks etc to Knockhill. Being a new series interest is taking time to build up.
“We also have two BTCC VWs that are running with Team HARD. Driver and sponsor interest is sky high and the cars are amazing thanks to Team HARD Racing.
“We have a very exciting BTCC year coming so it is better for us to focus on that and aim for titles as part of Team HARD / Brisky Racing.”
Brisky Racing have not completely abandoned their plans to enter TCR UK, instead opting to see how the series develops in 2018 before consaidering their entry again.
“The intention is to allow TCR to develop and look at it again in the future. We love the idea of TCR and the cars are great, and it’s definitely something we want to do when the interest and sponsorship has built up.”
Brisky Racing’s 2017-spec Golf is listed for sale on racecarsdirect.com for £85,000 + VAT.