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Luke Sargeant to make TCR UK debut at Oulton Park

Luke Sargeant will make his debut in the TCR UK series during the next round of the season at Oulton Park as Area Motorsport’s Hyundai Elantra rejoins the grid.

Sargeant will be at the wheel of the car driven by Josh Files in the opening two rounds of the year at Snetterton, with a number of test days being planned ahead of the race weekend – which will run see qualifying and the two races condensed into a single day.

After the car was forced to retire from the second race at Snetterton, a new engine and turbo has been fitted ahead of the trip to Cheshire, with Civic Cup racer Sargeant hopeful of a solid weekend on track.

“It’s amazing to be making my debut in the TCR UK Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park in the Hyundai Elantra,” he said. “I’ve been watching the opening rounds from Snetterton and Croft and I know I’m joining at an exciting time in the 2023 season.

“When I decided I wanted to go racing, my first thought was that I wanted to be in TCR UK and next month I get the chance to realise that ambition.

“As I join the grid in my first season of car racing, I know that there is a competitive field this year, and I’m looking forward to a solid debut which will kick off my programme for 2023.”