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Mark Smith confirms Gen 1 Cup programme

Mark Smith will return to TCR UK for the 2024 season after confirming an entry into the new Gen 1 Cup.

Smith will continue to campaign his Richmond Fire Motorsport-run Cupra TCR having taken part in two events last year at Donington Park and Brands Hatch.

As well being eligible for the Gen 1 Cup, Smith will also hope to impress in the Goodyear Diamond Trophy, where he took a best finish of fourth in his partial campaign in 2023.

“I’ve seen the championship grow in recent years, with grid numbers increasing and newer Gen2 cars being brought in,” he said.

“But what appeals to me is that I can race my Gen 1 Cupra TCR and be competitive for two different championships this year.

“It’s great to see the hard work that Stewart and Nicki Lines, and the rest of the team at Maximum Motorsport have put in, to get the championship to this level and that the smaller teams can still compete for honours, meaning that anyone can race in TCR UK and compete for