Team BMR Team Principal Warren Scott expects to contest the fourth meeting of the 2018 TCR UK Series at Castle Combe next month.
The reigning British Touring Car Champions already have an active involvement in the BRSCC-run series, with Josh Price running a Honda Civic FK2 to a double podium in the last meeting at Knockhill.
With Pyro Motorsport’s Ollie Taylor switching to an FK7 for this weekends meeting at Brands Hatch, Scott initially looked to enter in the older model, but the extent of repairs needed after an accident at the Scottish circuit shelved those plans.
He does, however, expect to be on the grid when the series heads to Wiltshire on 14-15 July.
“We had a couple of options, one fell through earlier and then I was hoping to borrow a car off Pyro, but unfortunately they couldn’t get the parts together in time after the crash they had at Knockhill, so it didn’t quite happen,” explained Scott to TouringCars.net.
“I should be at Castle Combe, that’s the plan now anyway.”
Since stepping away from driving duties in the BTCC at the end of 2016, Scott competed in the 2017 British Rallycross Championship, but the move to TCR UK would represent his first return to circuit racing.
“I’m looking forward to it, and as BMR we’re looking at it as a whole thing – Josh is driving under our banner this year in the last couple of races; it’s an interesting concept and I’d like to be a part of it in the future,” added Scott.
When asked if running Team BMR in the BTCC and Triple Eight in TCR was a viable option for the future, Scott admitted his team’s ambitions could yet extend to a global stage.
“That’s a possibility, but we’d like to be thinking of the European and World championship with the TCR, in the long-distance future that’s what we’d be aiming for.”
He was also optimistic about the possibility of a tie-in with Subaru’s TCR operations, but stressed at the moment the team is just assessing the lie of the land.
“I’d like to think so. We’ll have to see, it’s very early stages, it’s really a look-see, getting to know some people and understand what it’s all about.”