Tim Docker set for 2020 TCR UK programme

Tim Docker is set to join the TCR UK Championship grid for the 2020 season in what will be his return to sprint competition.

Docker secured a pair of top ten finishes during a one-off outing in the series back in 2018 at Oulton Park, where he competed in the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR that he was also campaigning in Britcar.

Electing to focus on endurance racing last year, Docker secured three class victories in Britcar en-route to the Class 4 title and also finished second overall to Ferrari pair Paul Bailey and Andy Schulz.

Docker will return to Britcar again this season to try and defend his title but will also now enter the Golf – which will be run by Maximum Motorsport – in TCR UK.

“2019 was a great team effort and I’m looking forward to working with the same guys in 2020,” he said. “Last year, half the Britcar grid was Class 4 and I would expect the same scenario to be repeated. It’s the toughest category, with some great pro drivers thrown in, including Max Coates and Martyn Byford last year. We’re ready but under no illusions. It won’t be easy to defend the Class title and the overall championship is tougher still.

“[Promoter] Stewart [Lines] has high hopes for TCR UK this year, which will be a re-introduction to sprint racing for me after two seasons of endurance only. It’ll be interesting, and I am pleased to be able to support Stewart and the series.”