James Turkington joins Touring Car Trophy in a Ciceley SEAT León

James Turkington, the younger brother of three-time British Touring Car champion Colin, will join the 2019 Touring Car Trophy in a second generation SEAT León Supercopa, run by Ciceley Motorsport.

The British team, which will also be providing technical support to the Teamwork Huff Motorsport team which are fielding a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in the TCR UK class, will run Turkington’s León, the only Supercopa class car confirmed to-date, in the new series from next weekend.

Turkington has experience of racing the SEAT León Supercopa at the Kirkistown circuit in Northern Ireland, and competed in a partial season of the MINI Challenge UK series in 2017.

“We are really excited to be entering these championships with two class drivers and their cars,” said team manager Adam Morgan.

“As a professional race team we strive to grow and are looking forward to working on these new cars. Last weekend our mechanics changed the engine in my car in 51 minutes and these programmes, along with our GT team, keeps the lads busy and helps us to sustain our BTCC ambitions.

“I have raced with Sunny Wong in China and he really is a class act, he also competes in an Audi GT3 in the VLN Series. James bought his race car in 2015 and has raced it in the Northern Ireland saloon car championship in 2015 and 2018, winning the championship in both years so he will be straight on the pace in the Touring Car Trophy.”