Viktor Andersson to pilot Lynk & Co on TCR UK debut

TCR Europe regular Viktor Andersson will make his debut in the TCR UK series at Brands Hatch after being given the chance to join forces with the Pro Alloys Racing squad.

The 20-year-old Swede will be at the wheel of the first Lynk & Co 03 TCR to compete in the series and brings vital experience of the car itself, having raced it in the European series last year with the MA:GP team.

The team – headed by his father Mattias – will assist with the running of the car during the weekend.

“I’m really excited to make my TCR UK debut with Pro Alloys Racing,” Viktor Andersson said. “This all came together quite late and I’ve never raced at Brands Hatch before, so I’m keeping my expectations modest.

“We’re heading straight to Brands from a pre-season test in central Europe, then straight to Vallelunga and the TCR Europe premiere after this weekend. It will be hectic, but it will be a good first proper outing for me to prepare for my TCR Europe season.”

Andersson’s entry into the season opener came after the decision was taken for the team’s regular driver Ryan Bensley to sit out the Brands Hatch meeting.

“As a team, we made the joint decision with Ryan to not commit to Brands Hatch, as we felt we were not prepared enough with our limited time with the cars,” team manager Ryan Greenland said.

“After multiple discussions with Mattias Andersson regarding the setup for the Lynk & Co, we came to an arrangement that his son Viktor Andersson would be a great development driver for rounds one, two and three of the TCR UK campaign at Brands Hatch.

“With the father/son duo having plenty of experience and great results in TCR Scandinavia and TCR Europe, it was a no-brainer for the team. A massive thank you goes to Mattias, Viktor, everyone at Geely Group Motorsport and to Maximum Motorsports for making this happen.”