Artists impression of the MG KX Momentum Racing BTCC challenger

Artists impression of the MG KX Momentum Racing BTCC challenger

The Iconic MG name will once again return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as an official manufacturer for the first time since 2003.

Triple Eight Racing Engineering will run two MG6T NGTC -spec cars with the move reuniting Jason Plato with the team that he won his first BTCC title with back in 2001, support will come from Andy Neate who drove for Team Aon last season.

The move also sees Triple Eight return as a works team for the first time since 2009 when their successful partnership with Vauxhall which started in 1997 came to an end.

Talking of the announcement Plato said: “It's really exciting to be involved in a brand-new all-British team and it's just brilliant that the iconic name of MG will be back on the track.”

Series director Alan Gow expressed his delight in securing another manufacturer return to the BTCC series:  “This is fantastic news for all the fans who follow the BTCC, either in their hundreds of thousands trackside or in their vast millions watching on TV in both the UK and many other regions around the globe.”

Gow would go on to highlight the success of the new NGTC regulations enabling teams and manufacturers to compete in a high level series at a more cost effective basis.

Guy Jones, MG Motor's Sales & Marketing Director added: “We are delighted that the new MG6 will be seen by millions of fans in Britain and beyond and this continues the famous sporting lineage of the brand.”