Sam Laidlaw will join the TCR UK Touring Car Championship at Croft in North Yorkshire, where he will make his debut in rounds nine, ten and eleven of the 2024 season.

Sam will join his father Steve on the grid, with the 22-year-old driver competing in the Capture Motorsport-run Hyundai i30 N TCR that Steve has driven himself at Snetterton and Oulton Park previously.

This news also means that this is the first time that a father and son duo have been on the same grid at a TCR UK event.

Sam has previously driven in this year’s Audi TT Cup Racing Championship, racing in the opening three events at Brand Hatch, Snetterton and Oulton Park.

This will be the first time that Sam has driven a front wheel drive 2 litre turbocharged Touring Car in competition, however, he already has FWD experience from his time in both the City Car Cup and the Clio Cup Middle East championship.

Looking ahead, Sam is eager to get racing as he joins the TCR UK grid at the North Yorkshire venue.

“Having enjoyed my time in the Audi TT Cup Racing Championship, when the chance came to drive a TCR car, I couldn’t turn it down. I’ve kept my eye on TCR UK this year and I’m really excited to get involved in the championship,” explained Sam.

“The racing is close and exciting and it is great seeing touring cars going head to head at the circuits we have visited already. I’m very grateful to Capture Motorsport for giving me the chance to take part in the championship next weekend.”

TCR UK Touring Car Championship Promoter Stewart Lines welcomes Sam to the grid ahead of the Croft event.

“It’s great to see Sam making the step up to TCR UK at Croft. The TCR UK Touring Car Championship is the next step up the ladder for young drivers who want to go racing in touring cars. Steve has already shown what he can do in the Hyundai and I look forward to following Sam’s progress next weekend,” said Stewart.

You can purchase tickets for the next event of the 2024 season, at Croft, from their website:

To find out more about the TCR UK Touring Car Championship visit for more information and how to get involved.

To learn more about the 2024 TCR UK Touring Car Championship Calendar events, visit for more information.

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