Global suspensions specialists Öhlins make their return to the TCR UK Touring Car Championship for the 2023 season.
Through their partner Mick Gardner Racing, Öhlins will provide onsite support to the TCR UK competitors this year, as well as work with the scrutineering team at each of the seven events in place for the 2023 season.
The suspension brand makes its return to the championship this year, after being initially involved in the early years of TCR UK, back when it began in 2018, with them staying on board for 2019 as well.
As the championship makes its move across to the BRSCC and becomes the headline act once more for the first time since 2018, offering a larger grid of new and returning drivers and teams as well as new-generation cars, TCR UK has clearly shown growth in the last few seasons.
Having seen the championship evolve into its current guise is part of the reason why Mick Gardner Racing Team Principal Russ Walton wanted to bring the Öhlins name back into the fold.
“We saw how TCR UK began in the early years and whilst the potential was there, we recognise it’s taken the hard work of Stewart and Nicki Lines at Maximum Motorsport to get the championship to the new level it’s now reached. We were involved in the beginning, and it was clear TCR UK would grow and improve,” explained Russ.
“Having seen the championship improve over the 2021 and 2022 seasons, we made the right decision to bring Öhlins back to TCR UK as it’s now in the best shape it’s ever been. We were impressed with how the team presented TCR UK at last month’s Autosport Show and we look forward to an exciting new season working together.”
Championship Promoter Stewart Lines is pleased to see Ohlins return to become a partner for TCR UK.
“It’s great to have Mick Gardner Racing and the Öhlins brand back again as a major partner for the TCR UK Touring Car Championship. Their expertise in supplying suspension support for our teams and technical support for our scrutineering team will be invaluable for the oncoming season.”
The 2023 TCR UK Touring Car Championship season kicks off at Snetterton on the 300 on the 8th and 9th April, visit https://www.tcr-uk.co.uk/ for more info and how to get involved.