2022 Debutant Steve Gales has announced that he will be returning for his second season in the TCR UK Touring Car Championship this year, staying on with MPHR.
Steve will also be returning with the Audi RS3 LMS TCR Gen1 which he drove for the majority of last year, with the exception of running his Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR at Castle Combe whilst the Audi was being repaired following an accident at Brands Hatch.
Eligible for the Goodyear Diamond Trophy, Steve returns with the stability of staying with the same team, which he joined halfway through last season and driving the same car, giving him a good base to work for the new season.
Having finished in fourth place in last year’s Goodyear Diamond Trophy standings, 2023 presents the Audi driver with a chance to further improve his performance as he works with the Martin Hutchison-led squad for the second year in a row.
Looking ahead to the new season, which gets underway at Snetterton on the 300 layout over the Easter Weekend, Steve is excited to return to the championship, whilst the car will carry a new livery this year.
“I’m really happy to be returning to TCR UK this year and to be able to work with everyone at MPHR once more. Despite switching over halfway into last year, Martin and the team really looked after me and it’s great to be back with them for a full year this time. I learned a lot from them in 2022 and I’ll be putting that knowledge to good use in 2023,” said Steve.
“My aim for this year is to try and win the Goodyear Diamond Trophy, so sticking with the same car gives me the chance to work on going faster and racking up the points early on in the season. It’s great working with Brad again this year as we both aim to show that the Gen1 Audi is a competitive car to have in the championship.”
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.