British Endurance Championship secures official TCR licence

Organisers of the British Endurance Championship have agreed a deal with WSC that will allow it to run an official TCR class within the series.

The new agreement with Britcar Endurance Ltd will run for the 2023 season, which kicked off last month at Silverstone – where the TCR class was won by the EDF Motorsports Cupra Leon Competición driven by ex-BTCC racer Martin Byford and team-mate Ashley Woodman.

A further five events are scheduled for the season, running up to three hours in duration, with a six-hour non-championship event at Donington Park in July.

“We are pleased to further expand the TCR footprint in Britain, adding to the successful growth of TCR UK,” WSC president Marcello Lotti said.

“Welcoming the British Endurance Championship under WSC’s umbrella provides local drivers and teams with more and different opportunities to enjoy racing TCR cars.”

Claire Hedley, managing director of Britcar and the British Endurance Championship, said she was pleased with the announcement that the series would now be officially recognised by TCR.

“We are delighted to be officially hosting a class for TCR cars within the British Endurance Championship,” she said, “strengthening our already-close association with the TCR brand, and placing the endurance-level specification of these exciting touring cars in a high-profile Motorsport UK-sanctioned National Championship.”