West Midlands-based race-driver Darron Lewis will make his long-awaited return to the TCR UK grid next weekend, when he will drive an Audi RS3 LMS TCR in the championship’s penultimate event of the year at Donington Park on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.
Having joined the Goodyear Touring Car Trophy – the pre-curser to the current TCR UK Championship – in 2021, when he drove an NGTC Mercedes A-Class, Lewis will compete in his local round, taking place on the National layout.
Eligible for both the Tom Walker Trophy for drivers who are new to the championship, or have not scored a podium in the previous season and the Goodyear Diamond Trophy for drivers over 40 years old, Lewis will be aiming to get to grips with his new car as well as sizing up the competition now that the championship has moved on in leaps and bounds since his last appearance.
Despite not getting any testing miles under his belt with the new car, a Generation 1 Audi TCR, Lewis is nonetheless looking forward to being back on the grid for the season’s final four races.
“I took part in the previous versions of the TCR UK Championship both in 2019 and again in 2021. However, reliability issues with the cars I drove meant I was unable to be consistent and competitive. Having purchased the Audi earlier this year, I’m now looking for bigger and better things,” explained Darron.
“When the chance to be part of a championship that has grown so much in the last twelve months presented itself, the opportunity was too good to miss. Donington Park will be a learning curve for me, as it will be my first outing in the new car but I’m really looking forward to getting back on the grid and racing again.”