Honda Yuasa Racing’s dynamic duo Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal are revved-up to get back on-track at Snetterton next weekend (8/9 August), and are targeting an immediate return to the top step of the rostrum following a long summer break.
Shedden and Neal headed into the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship mid-season hiatus with the momentum on their side, sitting first and third in the title standings – separated by just 22 points – as Honda comfortably tops the manufacturers’ table. They will be looking to maintain their rich run of form in Norfolk, where both are previous winners.
The calendar for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has been unveiled.
Andrew Jordan will remain in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship until at least 2018, he has announced.
The 2013 champion has signed a new three year deal with Pirtek.
Experienced Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship racer Robb Holland has this morning, Tuesday, 14th July, been confirmed as Simon Belcher's replacement at leading Independents Trophy team Handy Motorsport for the next three events on the 2015 calendar – Snetterton, Knockhill and Rockingham.
Away from the BTCC since the penultimate event of the 2014 campaign at Silverstone, where he raced with the Rotek Racing squad in an Audi S3, 47-year-old American driver Holland is set to make a welcome and very popular return to the grid for the start of the second half of the current campaign. Unsurprisingly, he is absolutely thrilled to be back in the UK's biggest motor racing series.
Motorbase Performance is set to return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship grid for the remainder of the 2015 season with the new Mountune-powered EcoBoost engine making its race debut at Snetterton in August.
Having taken a sabbatical from the BTCC for the first half of the 2015 season to develop the recently unveiled new 2 litre mountune-powered EcoBoost engine, the Wrotham-based team is now in the final stages of preparation for its return to the grid when the BTCC reconvenes at the Norfolk track after its annual summer break.
BARC (TOCA) is delighted to confirm its re-appointment as the organiser and promoter of the MSA British Touring Car Championship for at least a further five-year term commencing from 2017.
Up to 25 cars will take part in the tyre test at Snetterton later this month (16 July) after a significant sign-up from the current BTCC grid.
Series’ title sponsor and official tyre supplier – Dunlop – will be assessing 2016 compounds as part of the test day although the majority of running will be carried out on 2015 rubber.