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Maximum Network TCR UK Oulton Park | Audi RS3 LMS, Hyundai i30N TCR and more

Do you want to see some exciting cars from the Maximum Network TCR UK Championship at Oulton Park? Yeah. From the Audi RS3 LMS to the Hyundai i30N TCR - Hold in Tight, while I talk about Oulton Park TCR UK highlights.


Cupra Leon TCR

Cupra Leon TCR | 37 and 70 | Oulton Park
Cupra Leon TCR | 37 and 70 | Oulton Park

Do you love the edge of these Cupra Leon TCRS'? Yeah. Same here - With its sharp angles and decent performance on the track - You wouldn't want to sleep on these Cupra Leon TCRs'.


Since the weather felt warm last Saturday afternoon in TCR UK Oulton Park round, I had to contend with heat haze (it makes the straight lines appear bubbly), so I had to shoot on a larger F-Stop number focus on the touring cars. But, again, I rose above the challenge.


Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR

Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR | Sturges #99 | Rear three quarter poster
Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR | Sturges #99 | Rear three quarter poster

What would you rate the livery on the Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR out of 10? 8. Fair point - With its unique hexagon white, green and black livery. The Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR placed a smile on my face.


From a motorsport photographer's perspective, it's harder to take a rear three quarter tracking shot of race cars. However, compared to a front three quarter tracking shot; but, if you get a crispy rear three quarter tracking shot. Case in point - this shot of the Golf GTi TCR.


Hyundai i30N TCR

Hyundai i30N TCR #44 and 38 | Essex and Kent Motorsport | Front three quarter poster
Hyundai i30N TCR #44 and 38 | Essex and Kent Motorsport | Front three quarter poster

What's my favourite Touring Car? Alfa Romeo 155. Great Choice - Though I'm bias lies on the Hyundai i30N TCR (since my Dad's got the road-going variant), it puts on an epic show at Oulton Park and looks great at the same time.


It's an excellent coincidence to get a group shot of the 44 and 38 Essex & Kent Motorsport Hyundai i30N TCRs' on the chicanes at Oulton Park. Can you see the Golf GTi TCR behind the Hyundai's?


Mercedes A-Class BTCC

Mercedes A-Class BTCC, Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR, Opel Astra TCR, Hyundai i30N TCR | Oulton Park
Mercedes A-Class BTCC, Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR, Opel Astra TCR, Hyundai i30N TCR | Oulton Park

Why is this Mercedes A-Class so special? It's the fastest. Incorrect - many of the other Touring Cars outrun this Mercedes, the A-Class's the only BTCC Car on the grid.


The Mercedes A-Class put on an incredible show with clipping apexes and humourlessly mowing the grass on the corners. The BTCC A-Class later returned into the pit-stop to remove the grass; so it can go on its way on the circuit.


Opel Astra J TCR

Opel Astra J TCR | #91 Kite | Oulton Park
Opel Astra J TCR | #91 Kite | Oulton Park

Do you love the wing on this Opel Astra J TCR? Nope. Why not - With its crazy yet functional swan wing, the Astra J TCR drove as good as it looked on the circuit.


Why aren't you calling it Vauxhall Astra TCR? Great question - Since this Touring Car Series' is a European Racing Championship, the teams buy these cars from Europe, where Opel makes their cars.


Audi RS3 LMS

Audi RS3 LMS and Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR | #9 and #99 | Oulton Park
Audi RS3 LMS and Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR | #9 and #99 | Oulton Park

Where would you test drive this Audi RS3 LMS? Paul Ricard. Though Paul Ricard's a phenomenal test track, it lacks the presence and drama Oulton Park provides.


When photographing this RS3 LMS on the track, I wanted to get a crispy shot of the Audi with some exciting composition with the tarmac drawing eyes to the cars in this tracking shot. Yeah!


Conclusion


Have you heard of the Maximum Network TCR UK Championship? Nope. That's what I thought. So many people know about the BTCC, DTM and NASCAR; the Touring Car Championship feels like an overlooked championship.


Outro


What's your favourite Touring Car in my gallery? Opel Astra J TCR. Let me know in the comments below and share my article on your social media channels.

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