Senna Proctor has been announced as the first driver for the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall team in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Senna has enjoyed a very strong racing career to date, coming through the BTCC support race package from Ginetta Juniors when in 2015 he took four race victories and 13 out of 20 podiums – more than any other driver. In 2016, Proctor moved to the highly competitive UK Clio Cup, taking a brace of podiums and finishing third in the Graduate Cup.
AmD Tuning boss Shaun Hollamby has said he is confident that his team will be competitive in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship next season, after today's news that it has been granted a second entry.
Having seen the deal ratified by championship bosses, work has now started on the build of a second Audi S3 that will be entered into the championship alongside the car of Ollie Jackson, who was confirmed in the first seat last month.
The list of teams which will take part in next season's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has been announced this morning, with a second entry for AmD Tuning and a return to the championship of BTC Racing among the announcements.
Mike Epps will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship grid in 2017 after signing a deal with Team HARD to compete in a Volkswagen CC.
That has continued his partnership with Team HARD into a third year following seasons together in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and then the BTCC, with the Hemel Hempstead racer producing a hugely promising first campaign in the UK’s premier racing championship.
Ollie Jackson will remain with the AmDTuning team in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship next season.
Ollie rejoined the West Thurrock based team this year - having earlier raced in AmDTuning.com colours back in 2012 - and enjoyed a solid campaign at the wheel of an Audi S3; ending the year as a regular contender for points scoring finishes in an ultra-competitive field.
Vauxhall, the most successful manufacturer in BTCC history, is to return to the championship after a seven year absence.
The car maker has teamed up with Automotive Brands, the company behind Power Maxed Racing, with the race programme aligned to a larger B2B deal between the two companies.
Sam Tordoff has announced that he will not be racing in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship next season.
Tordoff has spent the last four seasons in the BTCC, after winning the Renault Clio Cup, racing first for MG and most recently two seasons in the JCT600 BMW.
Matt Simpson will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2017, having switched from Speedworks Motorsport to Team Dynamics in Britain’s premier motor sport series.
Simpson entered the BTCC this year off the back of multiple title successes in the European Hot Rod Championship and Quaife Intermarque Championship.