Gow: UK TCR Series not on BTCC level

British Touring Car Championship boss Alan Gow believes the new UK TCR series will be more of a threat to the Clio Cup than the BTCC.

Last week, Britain’s motoring governing body, the Motor Sports Association, approved plans for the BRSCC to run the TCR series to the UK.

The TCR concept was introduced to the world in 2014 as a low cost alternative to other tin-top championships. In 2015, the International TCR series began and several national and regional series have been launched since.

One of the biggest attractions to the series is that the same cars that are run in national series are suitable for the international competition.

But Gow isn’t concerned about the TCR’s UK arrival in 2018.

“It is not even on my radar, to be perfectly frank,” Gow told Motorsport News. “Why should it be? It is nowhere near the same level of the BTCC.

“There could be a knock-on impact into the championships that do run at that level – such as thinks like the Mini Challenge or the Renault UK Clio Cup – but for the BTCC it just isn’t a problem.”

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