James Cole

Motorbase Performance confirms Snetterton return

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.

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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.

Cole disappointed at Motorbase withdrawl

BTCC driver James Cole has tweeted of his sadness at missing the start of the new season, after the Motorbase team announced this afternoon it was taking a sabbatical.

Profile: James Cole

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  • Car number: 20
  • Team: United Autosports
  • Car: Toyota Avensis
  • Date of birth: 16th August 1988
  • Lives: Cheshire
  • BTCC debut: 2013

A former British Formula Ford champion, James completed half a season in BTCC in 2013. He is back for a full-year assault with series newcomers United Autosports, a team with a long history in sportscar racing.

  • James Cole