Tom Oliphant signs two-year TCR Australia contract with Ashley Seward Motorsport

Tom Oliphant has signed a contract with Ashley Seward Motorsport to race in the 2023 and 2024 TCR Australia series seasons.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to announce I’m down under and I’ll be racing in the TCR Australia Series,” said Oliphant.

“It’s been a dream of mine to race in Australia and I’ll finally get to live it out in 2023. TCR Australia is obviously a very, very competitive category with drivers such as Will Brown making a career in the class and it will be great to be competing against them. I see it as a real challenge and I’m looking forward to every moment.”

The former BTCC race winner is going to race an Alfa Romeo Giulietta for the team this year.

“The Alfa Romeo is a proven race winner and I’m proud to also be representing Autoglym in Australia. It’s such a big brand with great heritage,” said Oliphant.

“I’m excited to race at Symmons Plains as my first round. It looks a really interesting track and I’ve watched a lot of video, so I can’t wait to get started.”

The Brit, who completed his last full BTCC season in 2021, moved to Australia last year and will be the first international driver to enter a full TCR Australia season.

“It’s great to welcome Tom to our team, alongside Autoglym in our Alfa Romeo TCR,” said team principal Ashley Seward.

“Tom has proven to be a leading contender in touring cars overseas, as well as other racing categories, and to have him choose TCR Australia is a real feather in our cap.

“There’s no doubt that the competition will be very competitive this year. There are some very strong driver and car combinations, and we feel that we have the right ingredients to make a strong tilt for the title.

“I also would like to thank Michael Caruso for his efforts last year. He was terrific to have as part of our team and I hope we can work together again in the future.”