Several of the top drivers from the 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup season were able to take advantage of their end-of-season prize-winning TCR test drives at Snetterton recently.
The prize test drive place during the Pre-Season Test day on the 300 circuit ahead of the start of the new season in April, over the Easter weekend.
Alistair Camp, Alfie Jeakins, Loui Hounsell and Mark Hughes were able to try out the Motion Motorsport run CUPRA TCR with experienced TCR racer Max Coates on hand to provide training and guidance.
Getting the chance to get to grips with the CUPRA TCR also allowed the drivers to see what it’s like to make the step up to driving a touring car, with the Milltek Sport Civic Cup one of the recognised feeder series to the TCR UK Touring Car Championship.
Alistair Camp, 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup third place in end-of-season points standings
“It was great to have the chance to drive the CUPRA TCR. It turned out to be a great experience to drive one of these touring cars and I hope to get another go in the future. I can definitely say that TCR is the future!”
Alfie Jeakins, 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup Production champion
“It was brilliant to get back behind the wheel of a TCR car at Snetterton, during the Pre-Season Test. We experienced both wet and dry conditions throughout the day which was a great learning experience for me and very fun driving on slicks in the rain!”
Loui Hounsell, 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup Production Vice-champion
“The CUPRA TCR car was amazing to experience and by far the biggest and fastest car I’ve ever driven, I really enjoyed how it accelerated, and how much grip the slick tyres have around the Snetterton Circuit. This was my first time in a left-hand drive car and, I’m totally hooked.”
Mark Hughes, 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup Production class third place in end-of-season points standings
“It was an amazing chance to drive the CUPRA TCR, it was an unbelievable experience. The car was great, and I was soon setting some very good lap times. It was an amazing day and I’d love to get behind the wheel of one of these cars again.”
The 2023 Milltek Sport Civic Cup season gets underway at Snetterton on the 300 circuit on the 8th and 9th of April, during the Easter weekend. Visit https://civic-cup.co.uk/ for more info and how to get involved.