2018 TCR UK Touring Car Championship

The 2018 TCR UK Touring Car Championship was the first season of the TCR UK Touring Car Championship, promoted by the British Racing and Sports Car Club. The season began on 1 April at Silverstone Circuit and ended on 14 October at Donington Park.[1] The Driver's Champion was Daniel Lloyd, and the Team Champions were WestCoast Racing.[2]

2018 TCR UK Touring Car Championship
Previous: none Next: 2019 (TCT)

Teams and drivers

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Wolf-Power Racing[3] Renault Mégane TCR[3] 5 Alex Morgan[3] 3
Verizon Connect Racing[4] Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)[5][4] 8 Finlay Crocker[5] 1–4, 6–7
88 Ashley Sutton[6] 5
Pyro Motorsport[7] 32 Oliver Taylor 3–7
Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK2)[7] 1–2
JP Racing[8] 28 Josh Price[9] 7
BMR Autoglym Academy[9] 2–3
Laser Tools Racing[10] Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR[10] 16 Aiden Moffat[10] 1–2
61 Derek Palmer Jr.[10] 1–2
DPE Motorsport[10][11] 3–5
76 Robert Gilmour[12] 3–5
WestCoast Racing[13] Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK2) 19 Andreas Bäckman[13] 6
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[13] 1–5, 7
23 Daniel Lloyd[14] All
26 Jessica Bäckman[13] All
Maximum Motorsport[15][16] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[17] 27 Tim Docker[17] 5
CUPRA León TCR[15] 95 Stewart Lines[15] 1, 3–7
45 Carl Swift[18][16] 3–5, 7
Endurance Financial Racing[18] 1
Essex & Kent Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR[19] 38 Lewis Kent[19] All
LMS Racing[20] CUPRA León TCR[20] 44 Olli Parhankangas[20] 1
DW Racing Vauxhall Astra TCR[21] 50 Darelle Wilson[21] 1–4, 6–7
Sean Walkinshaw Racing[22] Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK2)[22] 55 Sean Walkinshaw[23] 2, 7
65 Howard Fuller[24] 1, 3

Calendar and results

The 2018 schedule consisted of seven race weekends with two races each weekend, with the grid for Race 1 being determined by a traditional qualifying session. The grid for Race 2 will be made up by reversing the top 10 from the second fastest qualifying lap. The calendar was announced on 13 September 2017.[1]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 1 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 1 April Daniel Lloyd Andreas Bäckman Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
2 Daniel Lloyd Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
2 3 Knockhill Racing Circuit (Reverse Direction), Fife 13 May Daniel Lloyd Aiden Moffat Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
4 Josh Price Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
3 5 Brands Hatch, Kent 3 June Daniel Lloyd Daniel Lloyd Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
6 Andreas Bäckman Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
4 7 Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire 15 July Oliver Taylor Daniel Lloyd Oliver Taylor Pyro Motorsport
8 Daniel Lloyd Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
5 9 Oulton Park, Cheshire 4 August Ashley Sutton Ashley Sutton Ashley Sutton Verizon Connect Racing
10 Stewart Lines Ashley Sutton Verizon Connect Racing
6 11 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 9 September Andreas Bäckman Andreas Bäckman Andreas Bäckman WestCoast Racing
12 Lewis Kent Oliver Taylor Pyro Motorsport
7 13 Donington Park, Leicestershire 14 October Daniel Lloyd Daniel Lloyd Daniel Lloyd WestCoast Racing
14 Josh Price Josh Price JP Racing

Championship standings

Drivers' championship

Points system
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th   18th   19th   20th 
Race 40 35 30 25 21 19 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Qualifying 11 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver SIL KNO BHI CAS OUL CRO DON Points
1 Daniel Lloyd 11 1 11 1 11 1 22 1 22 4 34 Ret 11 3 514
2 Oliver Taylor 35 3 23 Ret 22 5 11 2 83 2 22 1 44 6 453
3 Andreas Bäckman 48 2 44 5 63 Ret 33 4 34 8 11 3 22 4 408
4 Jessica Bäckman 810 6 78 6 45 2 64 Ret 67 5 55 4 63 5 300
5 Lewis Kent 114 11 Ret7 8 34 7 45 6 58 3 67 6 89 9 278
6 Stewart Lines 9 8 59 4 Ret8 DSQ 76 6 73 5 55 2 208
7 Finlay Crocker 6 9 Ret6 Ret 77 Ret Ret6 DNS 46 2 37 7 179
8 Carl Swift 106 10 810 Ret 57 3 Ret10 DNS 78 8 132
9 Josh Price 35 2 96 Ret Ret10 1 130
10 Darelle Wilson Ret7 7 89 4 11 6 DNS10 DNS Ret8 DNS DNS6 DNS 101
11 Derek Palmer Jr. Ret 12 6 7 DNS DNS Ret9 5 45 Ret 99
12 Howard Fuller 53 4 10 3 95
13 Ashley Sutton 11 1 91
14 Sean Walkinshaw 510 3 9 10 76
15 Aiden Moffat 22 Ret Ret2 DNS 53
16 Olli Kangas 79 5 40
17 Tim Docker 9 7 30
18 Robert Gilmour DNS8 DNS DNS DNS DSQ9 EX -15
NC Alex Morgan Ret Ret
Pos Driver SIL KNO BHI CAS OUL CRO DON Points

Teams' Championship

Pos Team SIL KNO BHI CAS OUL CRO DON Points
1 WestCoast Racing 11 1 11 1 11 1 22 1 22 4 11 3 11 3 984
48 2 44 5 45 2 33 4 34 5 34 4 22 4
2 Pyro Motorsport 35 3 23 Ret 22 5 11 2 83 2 22 1 44 6 458
3 Maximum Motorsport 9 8 59 4 57 3 76 6 73 5 55 2 367
810 Ret Ret8 DSQ 9 7 78 8
4 Essex & Kent Motorsport 114 11 Ret7 8 34 7 45 6 58 3 67 6 89 9 292
5 Verizon Connect Racing 6 9 Ret6 Ret 77 Ret Ret6 DNS 11 1 46 2 37 7 281
6 Sean Walkinshaw Racing 53 4 510 3 10 3 9 10 180
7 Laser Tools Racing / DPE Motorsport 22 12 6 7 DNS8 DNS Ret9 5 45 Ret 144
Ret Ret Ret2 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DSQ9 EX
8 BMR Autoglym Academy / JP Racing 35 2 96 Ret Ret10 1 134
9 DW Racing Ret7 7 89 4 11 6 DNS10 DNS Ret8 DNS DNS6 DNS 110
10 LMS Racing 79 5 40
11 Endurance Financial Racing 106 10 31
NC Wolf-Power Racing Ret Ret
Pos Team SIL KNO BHI CAS OUL CRO DON Points

References

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  5. Hudson, Neil (1 August 2018). "BTCC champion Ash Sutton joins TCR UK grid at Oulton Park". TouringCarTimes.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. Lickorish, Stephen (19 July 2017). "Top Clio squad Pyro to enter TCR UK". MotorsportNews.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. Hudson, Neil (2018-10-13). "Carl Swift secures reversed grid pole position at Donington Park". TouringCarTimes.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
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  18. Lumb, Tim (15 December 2017). "Lewis Kent announces move up to TCR UK". The Checkered Flag.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  19. Abbott, Andrew (20 March 2018). "LMS Racing to enter CUPRA for Olli Kangas at Silverstone". TouringCars.Net. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
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