Kwik Fit | Wednesday 16th January 2019 4:37pm
With the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season beginning on the 6th April at Brands Hatch, we saw many excited fans at our stand last weekend eager to see the latest car unveilings and hear the latest insights from the drivers. Make sure you check out our Facebook page for exclusive driver interviews and previews of the BTCC cars.
New machinery from Motorbase Performance
Our first unveiling was the new machinery from Motorbase Performance and the team line-up for this season. Team principal David Bartrum is expecting strong performances from Ollie Jackson and Tom Chilton in cars which have undergone extensive pre-season testing. The team will be chasing their first BTCC race win and looking for more podium finishes to build on last season.
Ciceley Motorsport will also be looking for a strong season with drivers Adam Morgan and Daniel Rowbottom driving the Cataclean Mercedes- Benz A- Class which was unveiled live at the Autosport Show. Daniel will be participating in his first BTCC season after competing in the Renault Clio Cup and the team are expecting a strong season from the newcomer. Adam will be looking to add to his 7 BTCC wins in his Mercedes Benz A-Class.
This season promises to be an exciting one for AMD Tuningís Rory Butcher. He was brought into the Motorbase team for the last 4 races of 2017 after a qualifying accident left Luke Davenport injured. Rory is aiming to build on his BTCC experiences and begin a long-term career in motorsport. He will be driving the new Honda Civic this season which should give him a good opportunity to secure some podium finishes.
Team Dynamics also paid a visit to the Kwik Fit BTCC stand with Matt Neal and Dan Cammish both offering their thoughts ahead of the upcoming season. The experienced BTCC driver Matt Neal is seeking to equal the record number of BTCC championship wins by securing his fourth championship. Dan Cammish, who has won the Porsche Carrera Cup GB twice, already has two BTCC race wins to his name and will be looking for more this season.
The reigning champion
Itís an exciting season ahead for reigning champion Colin Turkington as he looks to equal Andy Rouseís record of 4 BTCC titles. Colin has made his ambitions to win five BTCC titles clear but recognises that competition for this yearís title is strong. He will be racing with Team BMW in a bid to retain his BTCC Championship title.
From last seasonís champion to the runner-up, Tim Ingram will be looking to go one better and become this seasonís champion. Notching up an impressive 9 BTCC race wins in his career and becoming the BTCC Independent Driversí Champion for 2017, Tim will be hoping to challenge for this yearís top prize.
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