Ash Sutton will return to the TCR Europe series at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, with the British Touring Car Championship star racing a Volkswagen Golf GTi for the Belgian WRT team.
It will mark Sutton’s second appearance in the European TCR series, after he also took part in the season finale of the series in Barcelona last year, also in a Volkswagen Golf, then with WestCoast Racing.
Sutton will join the grid with WRT, who are also fielding an Audi RS3 LMS for Santiago Uruttia and a Golf GTi for Maxime Potty.
“I enjoyed very much my first experience in the TCR Europe at Barcelona last year,” said Sutton.
“I really look forward now to racing at Spa for the first time. I have been there, but not as a driver, and liked it very much. It is, of course, one of the favourite tracks of any driver, with many interesting corners.
“I’m really anxious to race there, although I’ll have little time to learn. We will have to play by the ear and approach the weekend without many expectations.
“I also know I can rely on an excellent team such as WRT, and I hope we can bring home a good result.”
WRT Team Principal Vincent Vosse is looking forward to welcoming Sutton to the team, on a weekend where the outfit is also contesting the DTM races at Adria.
“At Spa, WRT will be living home race in the TCR Europe and I am sure that the entire team and our guest star Ashley Sutton, who joins us for the occasion, will give their utmost to shine in front of our home crowd, in a series which is really closely-fought and perfectly embodies the spirit of TCR racing.”