MG commits to BTCC return... but without Plato

MG confirmed this week that it plans to return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2015 with the MG6 GT and continue the successful partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering that saw MG lift the manufacturer’s championship in 2014.

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However the marque will do it with two new drivers after Sam Tordoff signed for West Surrey Racing, and two-time former champion Jason Plato also moving to another team.

Awards success for Turkington

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Colin Turkington was among the winners at the prestigious Autosport Awards held in London last night.

The eBay Motors BMW driver picked up the National Racing of the Year award and Paul Warwick Trophy, in the star-studded event hosted by ITV Sport's Steve Rider.

Colin Turkington was presented with his award by Claire Williams

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Wilmot joins Welch for 2015

Andy Wilmot will compete in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Welch Motorsport. The 34-year-old from Dartford, Kent has diligently been working on securing a position on the grid after previously racing in the BTCC in 2013. The experience left a lasting impression on Wilmot, who has fervently pursued a drive in the UK’s premier motor sport series over the past 12 months.

Rob Austin teams up with Dad for Goodwood challenge

Worcestershire’s British Touring Car star Rob Austin will team up on track with his father Richard in a bid to win one of historic touring car racing’s most prestigious pieces of silverware – the Gerry Marshall Trophy – at the world-famous Goodwood circuit in West Sussex next March.

Rob and Richard, both from Evesham, will share their period-liveried Faberge Brut 33 Ford Capri in the 45-minutes, two-driver event during glorious Goodwood’s 73rd Members Meeting weekend (Sat 21/Sun 22) March.