After missing the season’s penultimate event at Croft, Carl Swift has confirmed that he will return to the TCR UK championship for the final race weekend of the 2018 calendar at Donington Park on October 13thand 14th.
Swift’s CUPRA and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Robert Gilmour were involved in an incident in Race 1 at Oulton Park in early August. Both cars were heavily damaged after making contact going into Island Bend, with Swift’s car requiring extensive repairs. Those repairs meant the decision was made to skip the next race weekend at Croft to concentrate on getting the car ready for the season finale at Donington.
Carl Swift commented: “It was disappointing to have to miss Croft, but while the chassis was undamaged, we had to replace just about every piece of carbon fibre on the car. The frustrating thing is that we had an engineer from CUPRA Racing with us at Oulton Park and both Stewart Lines and myself saw some real improvements in our cars as a result.
“I’m looking forward to Donington Park and the chance to build on the progress that we’d made at Oulton but were unable to demonstrate thanks to the accident. I also really like Donington as it’s my home track and the car should go well there; it’s the kind of track that should suit the VAG cars.
“I’m shaking the car down at Silverstone later this week and so we’ll see how that goes. Of course, what I really need is for anyone who needs a mortgage to come and see me at Donington so I can keep on racing!”