TCR UK on track at Donington Park


The TCR-UK series is back on track and RacerViews is there to catch the action with Paul Foster!

But first a little about the weekend…

This weekend’s TCR UK rounds three and four at Donington Park will play host to the championship’s biggest grids ever, with 27 cars lining up after more teams and drivers have signed up following a spectacular opening two rounds at Oulton Park on Easter Monday. Indeed, the season could not have gotten off to a better start, with two fiercely fought races delivering action-packed touring car competition from start to finish, with two worthy winners emerging from each of the 25-minute encounters.
Former BTCC front-runner Chris Smiley made a seamless transition to the TCR UK grid, by taking his Restart Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR FK7 from pole position to victory in round one. The second of the day’s two races witnessed history in the making as current W Series competitor and F1 TV presenter Jessica Hawkins became the first British woman to claim overall victory in a touring car race, the Area Motorsport by FastR driver taking her CUPRA TCR from second on the grid to an emphatic win ahead of the 24-car field.

Chris Smiley recorded his second consecutive pole position of the season in the Restart Racing Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR, the round one winner posting his best time towards the end of the session. A miniscule 0.021 seconds behind, Hugo Cook put the frustrations of his Oulton Park weekend aside to claim a close second in his Audi RS3 LMS TCR, whilst just 0.264 further back was Adam Shepherd, who placed his JamSport Racing Hyundai i30N TCR in third place for the start of tomorrow’s round three.

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