Ley returns for season-long programme in 2023


January 27, 2023

by Maciej Hamera

2022 debutant Alex Ley will return for the 2023 TCR UK Touring Car Championship, continuing to pilot his Daniel James Motorsport-run Hyundai i30 N TCR.

Ley will be campaigning under the Area Motorsport with Daniel James Motorsport banner and will be hoping to continue his sparkling form of 2022. A superb season where the youngster captured three race wins, the most of any driver on the grid despite missing the first two races of the season.

Daniel James Motorsport Team Principal Daniel Ley is looking forward to the team's second year in the TCR UK Touring Car Championship, hoping that the alliance with Area Motorsport with bear fruits during the upcoming season.

“The 2022 season surpassed our expectations and really put Alex on the map with his three wins in his debut season, something that no other driver was able to achieve last year," explained Ley.

"We never expected to end the year with three victories to Alex’s name and that’s a true testament to the hard work both Alex and the Daniel James Motorsport team put in.

“2023 is a new season and this time we are contesting all 15 rounds, joining forces with Area Motorsport. After our collaboration at the Snetterton Finale, staying with Area Motorsport presents Alex with an opportunity to grow as a driver. We expect this year to be a tough season and will be looking to make sure the Hyundai runs reliably so that Alex can maximise the chance of scoring the best points he can in each race.”

Delighted to be continuing his work with Ley and his team, Area Motorsport Team Principal Rob Baker is excited for the racing season to get underway.

"Having worked with Alex and his team last year mainly with data, setup and driver coaching, we’re extremely pleased to have someone in Alex with such potential at a young age with us for the full 2023 season," said Rob.

"Alex proved last year his quality winning the most TCR UK races in the 2022 season and he will certainly be one to watch in 2023 as he pushes to be involved in the championship fight from the very start."

Image credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

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