Photo: Jenson Brickley

Privateer Cupra programme bolsters 2023 entry

Fiesta ST240 Champion Jenson Brickley will make the move up into TCR UK for the 2023 season at the wheel of a family-run Cupra Leon Competición TCR.

Brickley makes the step up into TCR having also previously secured victory in the BRSCC Fista Junior Championship – which he won in 2021 prior to make the move up to senior level competition.

The youngster is set to undertake an intensive test programme with the ex-Volcano Motorsport car in the coming months before the new season kicks off.

“I’m looking to hit the ground running as soon as I can, using the first couple of rounds to make sure I finish and get used to the racing as TCR UK is an extremely competitive championship,” he said. “As I get more seat time, I’m looking to make sure that I get some top-five finishes by the end of the year.

“TCR UK has really grown over the last two years and for both myself and the team, this is a natural step up from racing in Fiesta’s, especially with the BRSCC Fiesta Junior championship becoming an official feeder series this year. I’m really excited to get started!”

2023 TCR UK Entry List (10 January):

Chris Smiley – Restart Racing – Honda Civic Type R TCR
Scott Sumpton – Restart Racing – Honda Civic Type R TCR
Bruce Winfield – Area Motorsport – Hyundai i30 N TCR
Gary Townsend – Paul Sheard Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
Joe Marshall – Paul Sheard Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
George Jaxon – JW Bird Motorsport – Cupra Leon Competición TCR
Jenson Brickley – Jenson Brickley Racing – Cupra Leon Competición TCR