Championship organisers are pleased to see the 2022 TCR UK grid continue to expand, as brand-new team Garage 81 confirms its entry for this weekend’s Donington Park and the season’s remaining 13 rounds.

Following his TCR UK debut in the first two races at Oulton Park on Easter Monday, Rob Butler will join the team driving his familiar Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR. Adding to its involvement, Garage 81 has pledged its support for recently announced championship newcomer Neil Trotter, who will drive a Chameleon Motorsport-run CUPRA TCR at Donington Park.

The Garage 81 operation is headed-up by experienced team manager Max Goff, who is excited to be entering the championship at this significant point in its history:

“It’s fantastic to join the TCR UK grid in 2022. Having a long history with Classic Touring Cars, it’s really exciting to be turning our attentions to modern machinery.

“There’s no doubt that TCR UK is the fastest-growing race series in the UK, so it was impossible to turn down the opportunity to be a part of the championship as it goes from strength-to-strength. We have two experienced saloon car drivers working with us this year and we’re super-excited to get started.”

Having suffered a pair of DNFs at Oulton Park, Donington Park offers a second chance for Butler to get his season underway and score some much-needed championship points:

“Oulton Park was a character-building weekend. However, I was pleased with my pace in the Free Practice and Qualifying sessions, so there’s no reason why I can’t carry that forward to Donington.

“The Golf has gone well at this circuit in the past, so I hope that tradition will continue. It’s a large and very competitive field this season, so I think it’s time to get my head down and elbows out!”