By Mick Palmer
Chameleon Motorsport will return to the TCR UK series for 2023 with a double attack featuring the latest generation CUPRA Leon Competición.
The upgraded squad entered the cars for the final round of the 2022 championship at Snetterton but were faced with technical gremlins that prevented them from unleashing the new machines at the event.
Neil Trotter campaigned an older generation Cupra Leon across the majority of the 2022 with the team running as a single car outfit, scoring a season best result of ninth at Donington Park.
Joining Trotter at Chameleon is former Ginetta GT5 champion and JCW Mini Challenge race winner Lewis Brown, who missed out from making his TCR debut at the end of last season when those problems arose.
The pair were team mates at Lawrence Davey Racing for three seasons in the Mini Challenge where Brown managed to finish fifth in the championship twice before challenging for the 2021 title. The four win season resulted in Brown falling just short in third place.
Brown stated in a press release that: “I’m looking forward to starting in TCR UK afresh with a full season ahead of me this year, despite the technical setback we suffered at Snetterton. I’m excited to be a part of TCR UK in 2023 and to see the level of competition that’s grown since last season. When I drove the CUPRA Leon Competición TCR last year in testing, it felt like a great car to drive and I feel that once I have some more seat time in the car, I can be upfront amongst the leading drivers and really going for podium places at the least, with race wins as a long term aim this year.”