UK Mini Challenge runner-up Reece Barr will race for Target Competition in the ADAC TCR Germany series in 2018, following in the footsteps of two-time champion Josh Files.
Barr finished as runner-up to champion Brett Smith in the 2017 season, and the 17-year-old Irish racer has now set his sights on one of the most competitive TCR championships out there at the moment.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to get this opportunity to race with Target Competition in ADAC TCR, especially after all their successes over the past few seasons in TCR,” said Barr, who has yet to confirm which car he will race next year. “The TCR machines are so cool and with the new championship structures within TCR I feel privileged to work alongside such an experienced bunch of guys.
“To be racing tracks like Red Bull Ring, Nürburgring and Hockenheimring in my second year is just unreal and now my winter preparations can be finalised so we can hit the ground running in 2018.”
Target Team Principals, brothers Andreas and Markus Gummerer, are looking forward to working with the young Irish racer.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Reece and his supporters,” added the Gummerer brothers. “He really put up a brilliant display in his first race season and when he tested our 2017 car and we can’t wait to see him back on-track in our 2018 car.
“He will need to step up to meet the needs of such a challenging series but we’re confident he will be absolutely up for it considering how impressive he was this season and how he kept up with his professional developments.
“Our 2018 campaign is coming together nicely and we are looking forward with confidence.”