British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden will get a taste of TCR as he replaces Rob Huff for the final round of the 2017 TCR International championship.
Shedden said he was looking forward to the challenge of racing Huff’s Volkswagen Golf in the season finale and is aiming to help new team-mate Jean-Kari Vernay take the drivers’ title.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Shedden told TouringCarTimes. “It’s been a while since I’ve raced internationally in touring cars, not since Macau quite a while back.
“It’ll be a great experience to race the Volkswagen in TCR, and I’ll be doing my best to help Leopard Racing and Jean-Karl win the championship in Dubai. Thanks to the team and also to Rob for the opportunity.”
Huff, who made a one-off appearance in the BTCC this year to replace Tom Chilton, has been forced to skip next month’s TCR round to race in the World Touring Car Championship.
The outing, taking place on the 17th and 18th of November, comes just four and a half months before the inaugural season of the TCR UK series begins.
Other BTCC drivers including Jake Hill and Aiden Moffat have testing TCR machinery and a number of teams have already expressed interest in the UK series.
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