According to reports, Eurotech Racing have confirmed that Martin Depper will continue to race for the Honda squad for a second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season in succession.
The former Mini Racing champion and Forster Motorsport man raced a Honda Civic Type-R for Eurotech last season alongside 2013 BTCC champion, Andrew Jordan, and the 46-year-old is set to remain in the championship for the coming campaign, driving alongside Jeff Smith.
Smith himself said in Motorsport News: “Martin was my first choice. I had been talking to other drivers but Martin wanted another shot and we’re delighted to have him on board.”
It was announced in early December that former BTCC podium finisher Smith would return to the Independent team after becoming a shareholder for the squad, the 48-year-old having previously spent over two seasons as team-mate to Jordan who departed the Honda team for a move to Triple Eight Race Engineering.
“[Depper] will build on what he learnt last year”, Smith continued, adding news on a testing programme by concluding: “We will be out testing this week to give us the best platform.”
Depper returned to the BTCC last season and finished 23rd in the Drivers’ Championship after a best result of 12th place during a fine Rockingham meeting, having previously raced successfully in the Volkswagen Racing Cup where he collected two race wins during 2013 with KPM Racing.