TPR Motorsport enter TCR Denmark with Toni Persic

The Swedish team TPR Motorsport has confirmed entry for the inaugural TCR Denmark series season with driver and team owner Toni Persic.

“We were invited by the DTC last year and we were very well received by everyone in Denmark, I felt right at home,” said Persic.

“I would like to have more of that, so that it’s why it became TCR Denmark for me. I am especially impressed by the Danish audience, because there is always a lot of spectators, something we don’t always get at home.”

The 49-year-old, who finished ninth overall in the Danish silhouette series DTC last year, will drive a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR this year and has already tested the car.

“I have tested the car and I definitely think that I will have a better chance in TCR than in DTC. We are definitely aiming high,” said Persic.

“It will be a fresh start for everyone to get into TCR, it applies to us, it applies to everyone in the field, as well as for motorsport in Denmark.”

The team will also make a guest appearance in the STCC TCR Scandinavia championship season opener at Knutstorp, where Persic’s son William Nyberg will drive the Volkswagen.

“It’s no secret that I am in the last years of my racing career, so I will try to get my son on the grid instead,” said Persic.

“I’m looking forward to see what William can accomplish, because he hasn’t done much other than some tests so far. It is going to be a steep learning curve for him, but I’m looking forward to giving him the chance.”