WestCoast Racing has announced that Andreas Bäckman will switch from his usual Volkswagen Golf GTI for this weekend’s race meeting at Croft. Instead, Andreas will be taking over Sean Walksinshaw’s Honda Civic FK2 for Sunday’s two races.
The decision was made necessary due to the late decision to split WestCoast Racing into two teams for the weekend – one to run three drivers (Dan Lloyd and Jessica and Andreas Bäckman) at the penultimate TCR UK event and the other to run the Volkswagen of Fredrik Ekblom in the TCR Scandinavia race at Rudskogen in Norway.
The Civic therefore now forms part of the three-car WestCoast Racing entry, but several personnel from Sean Walkinshaw Racing have travelled to Croft and they will assist in running the car, which remains in the familiar SWR black and blue livery.
James Nixon, WestCoast Racing Team Manager, commented: “The late decision to compete in both series this weekend meant we had to look at a number of options regarding cars. We were able to come to an arrangement with SWR for Andreas to take over the Honda and we’re grateful to Sean and the team for their willingness to work with us. We’re confident that Andreas can deliver a couple of good results on Sunday to help him in his bid to finish second in the Drivers’ championship.”