Scottish team DPE Motorsport will enter two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars for Aiden Moffat and Derek Palmer Jnr in the 2018 TCR UK Series, with a possible third car added later in the year.
Moffat will dovetail his TCR UK campaign with racing in the British Touring Car Championship, giving the 21-year-old valuable additional experience.
For Palmer, the entry marks a return to contemporary touring car racing, where his last outing was in the BTCC in 2015 when he raced for the short-lived PRO Motorsport Infiniti campaign.
Palmer, 31, has extensive experience in Dutch Supercars, FIA European GT and British GT as well as his 2015 BTCC outing.
“Any petrolhead loves Alfa Romeos and it fulfils a personal ambition of mine to run two of these fantastic cars with two brilliant young drivers in the British arm of the world’s top Touring Car series,” commented Team Manager Derek Palmer Sr.
Car builder Romeo Ferraris’ Operations Manager, Michela Cerruti, added that the car builder will be offering support to the UK team in 2018 as the Giulietta is campaigned on British soil for the first time.
“We are very happy to start a collaboration with Derek Palmer and his experienced team,” said Cerruti. “Since we made the first tests in the UK at the end of last year, we have found a lot of interest and passion towards the Alfa Romeo brand and our Italian product.
“Alongside the other programmes of the 2018 season with our Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, it is for sure an additional value for us to be in the TCR UK championship and we will support the team and the drivers as much as we can in order to achieve great results.”