The TCR UK series has launched the provisional calendar for its debut season, which is set to begin at the end of March next year.
MSA recently approved plans put forward by the BRSCC to run a TCR series in the UK. TCR is designed to be a low-cost tin-top formula that allows teams to use the same car in different championships around the world.
The first UK series will take place between March 31st 2018 and October 14th 2018, visiting tracks in England and Scotland.
The BRSCC confirmed the series will not run as a support for another championship. It will instead be supported by a number of other BRSCC championships.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to confirm the calendar so soon after announcing the TCR UK series and I’m extremely grateful to the BRSCC and the circuits for their hard work in agreeing the dates,” said TCR UK promoter Jonathan Ashman.
“We’ve been amazed at the response from drivers and teams ever since we made the initial announcement and the unveiling of the calendar means those teams and drivers can now make firm plans for the 2018 season.”
There will be no upper limit to the amount of possible entries, and organisers have laid out alternative plans if the entry numbers exceed the maximum grid sizes set by circuits.
Plan A will be to run qualifying and two sprint races, as the TCR International Series does. If an event receives too many entries, there will be heats and “A” and “B” finals, making sure every driver competes in races.
None of the dates on the provisional calendar clash with the British Touring Car Championship.
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