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Steve Gales sticks with MPHR

Steve Gales has confirmed that he will return to the TCR UK grid for a second season after extending his deal with MPHR.

Gales will be at the wheel of the Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen1 he raced for the majority of the 2022 campaign – aside from an outing at Castle Combe in a VW Golf.

The Diamond Trophy-class racer joined MPHR mid-way through last season and will now return alongside Brad Hutchison for the upcoming campaign.

“I’m really happy to be returning to TCR UK this year and to be able to work with everyone at MPHR once more,” he said. “Despite switching over halfway into last year, Martin [Hutchison] and the team really looked after me and it’s great to be back with them for a full year this time. I learned a lot from them in 2022 and I’ll be putting that knowledge to good use in 2023.

“My aim for this year is to try and win the Goodyear Diamond Trophy, so sticking with the same car gives me the chance to work on going faster and racking up the points early on in the season. It’s great working with Brad again this year as we both aim to show that the Gen1 Audi is a competitive car to have in the championship.”