BTCC veteran James Kaye will give the new Audi RS3 LMS TCR racer its competitive in the TCR Middle East season opener in Dubai this weekend with EAU team CadSpeed.
The former double BTCC Independents champion has driven a variety of touring cars in his almost 30 year career, including a stint as a works Honda driver in the mid 1990s, with Group A, Supertouring, BTCT, Super Production and S2000 all regulations on his resume, placing the 52 year old perfectly to help develop the new car.
“It is very exciting to work in close cooperation with the people of Audi Sport. They are very keen to support us and want to collect as much data as possible to help in the development of the car,” said the Brit.
CadSpeed will most likely take part in the whole of the TCR Middle East series with at least one car, as they await the delivery of their second, however it is unlikely the squad will take part in the TCR International series as they look to concentrate on the TCR class of the 24hr series.
Also racing in Dubai this weekend will be Dutchman Rik Breukers for Red Camel-Jordans.nl and strangely looks set to be only SEAT Leon on the grid.
At just 18 years old Breukers is the reigning Touring Car Endurance Series’ TCR class champion as well as finishing runner up in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe and racing single seaters. He and his father won their class in the Dubai 24hrs in 2016 in the same car the talented youngster will campaign this weekend.