The BRSCC have announced today that the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup will be the second series to join the support bill for the 2018 TCR UK Series.
Back in September, the first series announced on the Support Bill was the Britcover National Formula Ford 1600 Championship with Avon Tyres and with the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup joining them, both support series will gain extra crowds with the UK based TCR Series predicted to attract large crowds of fans in its first year of competition.
The BRSCC have decided to place the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup as a permanent fixture within a high-profile motorsport paddock, ensuring that a competitive sports car element would feature amongst a significant national championship support package.
Therefore, it has been deemed a perfect choice to fill in a place alongside TCR UK, a cost-effective touring car formula that has already established itself around the world with several regional and national series as well as the top-line TCR International Series.
For 2018, the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup will take on the same calendar that TCR UK has already unveiled and with this in mind, The profile of the SuperCup is only set to get bigger and better as it is set to gain further recognition within club motorsport and sports car racing circles.
Mandy Andrew, Championship Co-ordinator for the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup explained the decision further to add the series to the high profile support bill.
“This is a fantastic achievement and an honour for the MX-5 SuperCup to be supporting the new TCR UK Championship for 2018. We have our committed drivers, who have created full grids through the season and display such close, competitive racing to thank for this recognition. I’m very proud of everything we’ve achieved together as a championship and have every confidence that the SuperCup will go on to reach new heights in 2018. I would like to say thank you to the BRSCC for their support, and both I and the SuperCup paddock are greatly looking forward to next season already.”
Dominic Ostrowski, BRSCC Competitions Manager is excited to see how the series will grow in 2018.
“This year’s Mazda MX-5 SuperCup has been incredibly successful. The numbers have continued to grow over the 2017 season with more and more new drivers interested in trying their hand at mastering the Mk3 Mazda MX-5. We feel that the SuperCup is a perfect addition to the TCR UK package, giving many of our current and prospective drivers a real chance to shine in front of a high-profile audience at some of the UK’s finest circuits. We’re very excited to see what the SuperCup will produce in 2018, and we’re very confident that it will do itself justice and continue to prosper.”
The TCR UK Series, joined by both the Britcover National Formula Ford 1600 Championship with Avon Tyres and the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup, will get underway at Silverstone on the National Circuit over the weekend of March 31st – April 1st next year.
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 in this article are courtesy of WSC/TCR International Series and Jon Elsey, care of the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup.
Until next time, all the best!