Trade Price Cars Racing, Power Maxed announce TCR UK programme

Trade Price Cars Racing has announced it will make the move into TCR UK for the 2020 season in partnership with Power Maxed Racing.

The team will run a pair of Cupra TCRs in the series, with Trade Price Cars owner Dan Kirby the first confirmed driver.

The identity of the second driver has still to be confirmed.

“Having spent a couple of seasons in Ginettas and after establishing the Trade Price Cars team in the BTCC last year, I now feel it’s the right time to make a move into saloon car racing myself, and I see TCR UK as the perfect place to do it,” Kirby said.

“I think the series has great potential and I’m keen to see it get the profile and size of grids it deserves. I’m therefore excited to be part of it this season and to be able to bring a new team to the TCR UK paddock.”

Martin Broadhurst, PMR’s technical director, said the team behind Vauxhall’s BTCC programme was keen to see what it could do in TCR UK after an outing in the 2019 season finale.

“With our first foray into TCR at the end of last season ending in a double class-podium, we’ve been exploring the move into TCR for quite a while,” he said. “When we were approached by Dan to run his newly acquired cars, it slotted perfectly into our plan.

“Having races in the BTCC for a number of years, and with Dan’s Trade Price Cars Racing enjoying a successful debut season, it’s fantastic to bring the two teams together in TCT/TCR-UK in what looks to be a hotly contested championship.”