Duncan Ende has become the first driver confirmed for the 2017 TCR International Series, racing for Icarus Motorsport.
“Speaking as a driver, touring cars were one of my first loves when I discovered racing growing up and I’m chomping at the bit to get out there myself after ten years racing GTs and prototypes. I’ll be driving one car and we are presently working on putting together the programme for the second car,” said Ende.
The team will field two SEAT León race cars, with the second driver to be confirmed. Icarus Motorsport is based in the US and was formed for this season.
“We started the team specifically for TCR International and we are thrilled to be joining the championship with SEAT Sport. The TCR formula is enjoying tremendous success worldwide and we are greatly looking forward to Icarus Motorsports making its debut fighting in the International series. SEAT Sport have been of great help getting us ready to race and it is easy to see why they are the gold standard in touring car customer racing,” said Ende, who is co-founder of the team.
Ende has raced in various American GT championships, most recently driving selected races of the Pirelli World Challenge in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3.