Ollie Taylor upgrades to new-spec Civic for Brands Hatch

Ollie Taylor upgrades to new-spec Civic for Brands Hatch

Ollie Taylor
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Ollie Taylor will race a new-specification Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR from the third event of the TCR UK series at Brands Hatch onwards, moving him in line with Pyro Motorsport team-mate Finlay Crocker.

Taylor currently lies third overall in the drivers’ standings and has used an older-specification Civic in the first four races of 2018, claiming a string of podium finishes in the first three races, culminating with second in the first race at Knockhill.

Taylor tested the new JAS Motorsport-developed Civic back-to-back with his old one after Knockhill and believes that the newer car offers him greater potential.

“The decision to switch from the FK2 Civic to the FK7 was actually fairly straightforward,” said Taylor. “The newer car is so much easier to drive and it really suits my driving style.

“I think JAS has done a great job with the FK7 and I really think I can get a good result at Brands Hatch this weekend. You have to remember – nobody develops a new car that’s the same as the previous model!”