Carl Boardley confirms TCR UK title defence

Carl Boardley has confirmed that he will return to TCR UK to try and defend his title in 2024.

Boardley won the title in his debut season last year and will continue to race his Cupra Leon Competición TCR, which will continue to be run by Hart GT with CBM.

News of Boardley’s title defence comes despite him retaining a TOCA BTCC Licence for the new season, with no clear indication as yet as to whether that will be utilised during 2024 having previously been used by the now-defunct Team HARD.

“Having experienced TCR UK for the first time in 2023 and being new to the championship and it’s surroundings, I have only glowing things to say,” he said. “I came into TCR hoping to gain back my enthusiasm and enjoyment for racing, and of course to be competitive from the outset.

“After a slightly ‘rocky’ start I took the bull by the horns off track and after teaming up with Nick Hart managed to get all the finer points in place preparation-wise to enable me to do what was required on track.

“To return for 2024 was a fairly straightforward decision from my part. With no time for any testing (other than the race weekend’s) in 2023 and having now gained a lot of data from last year we’ll be looking to raise the bar as I believe we can unlock a lot more from the car and continue from where we left off.”