About The Guru (aka Phil Kinch)

I have been a massive, passionate fan of Motorsport for over the last 30 years.

My passion for Motorsport began with watching Formula One on BBC2 on Sunday Afternoons listening to Murray Walker & James Hunt commentating away as the likes of Senna, Prost, Piquet & Mansell along with many other great names fought it out on the track for the World Championship.

From this, I became hooked on the British Touring Car Championship and then from there, I began to learn about other different forms of Motorsport from around the world. My appetite for Motorsport increased as I wanted to learn more about other Motorsport series around the world with technology allowing me to watch more and more as the year passed.

During my several decades of watching Motorsport, I have regularly watched the following Championships:

The FIA Formula One World Championship

Credit: FIA

The FIA World Touring Car Championship

Credit: Francois Flamand / DPPI

The FIA European Touring Car Championship/Cup

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship


The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

The Le Mans 24 Hours

In 2013, I started writing a blog about my thoughts and experiences about Motorsport, where this led to my first writing role at The Checkered Flag. Some of the series that I have written about there included:

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship

Ashley Sutton (GBR) Team BMR Subaru Levorg

The TCR International Series

TCR International Series Salzburgring, Austria 9 - 11 June 2017

The FIA World Rallycross Championship


The FIA European Rallycross Championship For Supercars


The FIA European Rallycross Championship For Super1600


The MSA British Rallycross Championship


In 2018, I started covering The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship at The Checkered Flag as well as continuing my five-year coverage of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

In November 2018, I joined Downforce Radio to become their TCR Series Editor as I moved my focus to TCR for 2019. At Downforce Radio I cover The FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The TCR Europe Touring Car Series and review each weekend of The TCR UK Touring Car Championship

ETCR Launch Event, Circuit Barcelona 21 October 2018
The 2018 TCR Europe Touring Car Series. Credit: WSC / TCR Europe Touring Car Series

My trackside experiences have included working as official media at the 2018 World RX of Great Britain event at Silverstone, attending various rounds of the 2018 and 2019 TCR UK seasons. I have also attended the Autosport International Show in 2015 and from 2017-2019 so far.

I will be keeping things up to date on here as well as in The Official TCR Talk Group & The TCR UK Fans Group where members will also be sharing their thoughts and any news from The FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), The TCR Europe Touring Car Series, The 2019 TCR UK Touring Car Championship and other Domestic & Regional TCR Series from around the world.

All images are used in this blog are courtesy of ADAC Motorsport/Gruppe C unless otherwise credited.

Until next time, all the best!


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