The TCR UK Series has announced the appointment of Jennifer Mouratsing as Championship Manager ahead of the series’ maiden season in 2018.
Jennifer joins TCR UK following nearly three years with the specialist safety equipment company MSAR Safety and latterly seven years at Caterham Motorsport, initially as Championship Coordinator and then as Motorsport Manager.
Jennifer’s role within TCR UK will be to manage and organise all administrative, logistical and hospitality aspects of the series and be the main point of contact for race organisers, teams and drivers.
Jennifer commented: “I heard about the opportunity to work at TCR UK at just the right time; in fact the timing couldn’t have been better. A new opportunity to deliver a high end, low cost championship is exactly what I wanted to get my teeth stuck into.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jonathan and the others at TCR UK to develop this new championship into something that drivers, teams, sponsors and fans can all be proud of for years to come and to help mould it into the championship that they want. It’s exciting to be part of it at this early stage and I can’t wait to get started, there’s a lot to do!”
“I love to deliver professional, well organised events with a personal edge so that they stand out from others. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and also known to be a bit bossy. ‘Herding cats’ is often the phrase used when trying to explain what it’s like to organise a race paddock, but I love cats so I guess that helps…”
To give further insight in her career, Jennifer grew up around cars and engines, as her father is a race engineer. He worked for TWR during the team’s heyday of building race-winning Rover Touring Cars, European Touring Cars and the Le Mans-winning Jaguar Group C cars. Unsurprisingly, she’s always been interested in motorsport and starting racing in 2007, continuing for several years. Among her career highlights was finishing 4th in the Classic Graduates Caterham championship in 2010.
During her time at Caterham Motorsport, Jennifer was able to advance the company’s motorsport offering and improve the service offered to competitors and teams. She managed the championship as a whole and ensured that competitors, teams and sponsors received the best experience and value for money possible.
Jonathan Ashman, TCR UK Promoter, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Jen to the TCR UK team. We only announced our provisional 2018 calendar a week ago and so there’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the moment.
“Jen joins us at the perfect time and I know from her background that she’ll be invaluable in getting TCR UK off the ground and developing the series in the seasons to come. One of her first tasks will be to set up registrations so that we can start to accept entries.”
This is the second announcement from the TCR UK Series in the last seven days and shows that progress is being made as the series heads towards its starting date of March 2018.
This announcement also means that any teams or drivers who are looking to enter the series next year will be able to register entries soon and this will help to shape how the grid looks in 2018.
As per usual, I will be keeping things up to date on here with the blog as well as with the members of both the TCR Talk International Facebook Group and the new TCR Talk UK Facebook Group who will also be sharing their thoughts as well as any news from The TCR International Series, Domestic Series and any news on the TCR UK Series that starts in 2018.
Please note that all images are used courtesy of WSC/TCR International Series.
Until next time, all the best!