Will Butler to drive Power Maxed Racing-prepared Leon Cupra in TCR UK series
FORMER rally driver Will Butler is hoping for a "memorable season" behind the wheel of Power Maxed Racing's Seat Leon Cupra in the Touring Car Trophy and TCR UK series.
The Bidford-based team are supporting Butler after the 22-year-old confirmed he will contest the full six-meeting, 14-round calendar this season.
Having previously competed in rallying, Butler switched to the tracks last year to start his journey into circuit racing.
The Evesham racer was able to gain signatures on his competition licence and more importantly, invaluable door-to-door racing experience, after taking part in a series of tests and selected events last year.
Quickly acclimatising from the gravel tracks of European forest stages to the smooth asphalt surface of the British circuits, together with the support of the family businesses Rotec and Flipstick, Butler felt inspired to put together a full season campaign in 2021.
“I really enjoyed the time I spent in the TCR car and taking part in the races last year," said Butler.
"It was a new experience from what I was used to, but looking at the changes the organisers have put in place for 2021, I decided that the circuits and the new-look Touring Car Trophy and TCR UK Championship is the way to go.
“Whilst I know the competition is going to be tough, I’m hoping that the pre-season testing combined with the support from Power Maxed Racing will enable me to get up to race-pace quickly and if things go according to plan, I’ll be able to challenge for podiums as the year progresses.
"I’m really looking forward to the first two rounds and getting started on what promises to be a very memorable season.”
The first two rounds of the TCR UK championship take place at Silverstone on Sunday, 25th April.