New for the 2023 season of TCR Competition is the TCR World Ranking, where drivers score points via a dedicated system, which at the end of the year, will see the top 45 drivers in the TCR World Ranking, join the top 15 drivers who have competed in the TCR World Tour.
All 60 drivers will then compete in the TCR World Ranking Final at a location to be confirmed early next year to crown the TCR World Champion Driver, Team and Manufacturer.
Let’s take a look at how the TCR UK Touring Car Championship drivers have progressed after rounds five and six took place at Oulton Park in Cheshire last weekend.
Bruce Winfield remains the top-placed TCR UK driver
Championship leader Bruce Winfield remains the best-place TCR UK driver in 19th place, having slipped one place this week in the TCR world Ranking.
While Winfield won the first race at Oulton Park from pole, he drops his 19th and 20th oldest results which were some competitive performances from the 2021 season finale at Donington Park and the 2022 Oulton Park season opener, hence his relative lack of movement.
Alex Ley, Jac Constable, and Adam Shepherd into the top 45
Three TCR UK drivers have moved into the top 45 after their results at Oulton Park, with Hyundai Motorsport Junior Driver Alex Ley making the most progress, climbing 21 positions to 43rd after his podium result in race one.
His Hyundai team-mate Adam Shepherd moves up 13 places to 33rd, with Rob Boston Racing Audi driver Jac Constable only three places back from Shepherd in 36th, also moving up 13 positions.
This means there are five TCR UK drivers in the all-important top 45: Winfield (19), Chris Smiley (28), Shepherd (33), Constable (36) and Ley (43).
Brad Hutchison into the top 100
Brad Hutchinson’s strong performance at Oulton Park has moved the Bond It with MPHR Audi driver up 31 positions and into the top 100, making it seven TCR UK racers in the top 100 of the rankings.
Carl Boardley is the highest climber from TCR UK
Carl Boardley’s first race victory has helped move the CBM with Hart GT driver up 62 places in the ranking this week, and into the top 200. That’s with only three race weekends under his belt in TCR competition.
Other notable high climbers include Jenson Brickley, who moved up 61 spots to 223rd, and Darelle Wilson, with the world’s only ‘Vauxhall’ TCR driver climbing 53 spots to 215th thanks to his second place finish in Race 2.
TCR UK Drivers movements in the TCR World Rankings
Next time – Knockhill
The 2023 TCR UK Touring Car Championship is back in action in 6 weeks time, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July, where rounds 7, 8 & 9 will take place at Knockhill circuit in Fife, Scotland.
It will be the first time that TCR UK has competed at the venue since its initial visit back in 2018.
You can purchase tickets for this event at the following link: https://www.tcr-uk.co.uk/2023-calendar/