The TCR UK Series has announced its 2019 Calendar after a successful first year for one of the newest series in the TCR Family.
With the 2018 season ending at Donington Park where Daniel Lloyd was crowned as the series first ever Drivers Champion in the days first race, the 2019 season sees a changed calendar where several events have been replaced by new venues.
With TCR UK confirming that there would be changes for 2019 as they look to setup an optimal calendar for the series to thrive and grow in its second year, the confirmed dates and venues are as follows:
- April 20th – 21st: Snetterton
- May 11th: Oulton Park
- June TBC: Spa-Francorchamps
- July 6th – 7th: Croft
- July 27th – 28th: Brands Hatch
- September 7th – 8th: Silverstone
- October 19th – 20th: Donington Park
The change in calendar confirms that both Knockhill and Castle Combe have been dropped for 2019, however hopes remain strong that the series will return to either circuit in the future.
The start of the season, which in 2018 began over the Easter weekend on the Silverstone National circuit, will now start later in April with the series making its debut at Snetterton for the first two rounds. In June, TCR UK will race at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, following a trend for UK Series to race abroad which was established by the British GT Championship and British Superbikes Championship.
Oulton Park will remain as a one day event, which despite being necessary due to noise restrictions, was a popular move of having all of the action in one day.
Following a six-week summer break after Brands Hatch, the championship will resume at Silverstone in September when TCR UK will be a support race to the International GT Open series, continuing an association with the series started by TCR International and TCR Europe. Finally, in a repeat of this year’s series finale, a pair of races at Donington Park will round off the calendar in mid October.
TCR UK once again has made sure that there are no clashes with the BTCC Calendar which will open up the chance for teams and drivers to contest both series again, a move that was very popular in 2018 and will allow several interested teams the chance to compete in 2019.
The Series has also confirmed there will also be a number of changes to key personnel associated with the Sporting and Technical organisation of the championship which will be announced in due course.