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Bradley Kent makes Veloster switch

Bradley Kent will move over to a Hyundai Veloster N TCR when he returns to TCR UK for a third season this year.

Kent will take over at the wheel of the car raced by older brother Lewis last year as he bids to bounce back from a tough 2022 campaign.

Multiple retirements left Kent down in 15th in the points and he said he was hopeful the change of car would allow him to launch a title challenge with the Essex & Kent Motorsport squad.

“2022 was a challenging year for me and it’s now fully behind me as I look towards 2023,” he said. “I’ve reset my expectations for this season, as we look to extract the maximum out of the Veloster. Having a season of experience with the car means we can now work from a better base setup to go racing with.

“It’s clear that TCR UK has stepped up another level for 2023 with the new cars, team and drivers coming on board, however, our advantage is that we are not starting from scratch with a new car.

“We aim to hit the ground running and keep our DNFs to a minimum as I aim to be one of the front runners in 2023.”

2023 TCR UK Entry List (17 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
Jamie Tonks – Area Motorsport – Hyundai Elantra N TCR
Gary Townsend – Paul Sheard Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
Joe Marshall – Paul Sheard Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
Oliver Cottam – 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
Brad Hutchison – MPHR – Audi RS 3 LMS
Bradley Kent – Essex & Kent Motorsport – Hyundai Veloster N TCR