At this weekend’s Oulton Park round of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, MG will celebrate their 100th race since they joined the series in 2012. On a track that has previously been a successful one for MG Triple Eight Racing, the team is hoping to mark this anniversary with a win.
MG joined the series in 2012, in an attempt to promote their new MG6. The first driver to join the team was Jason Plato, along with Andy Neate. After their debut season, the team finished fifth in the standings, as well as with a few wins under their belt.
Sam Tordoff replaced Neate for the following season, and scored a podium finish on his debut race weekend, helping the team to ultimately finish the season in second place. Finally, in 2014, the team reached the top spot in the Manufacturers’ Championship, despite neither Plato nor Tordoff becoming champion themselves.
For this year, MG is racing with 2013 champion Andrew Jordan and Jack Goff. So far this season, the team has been unable to score a top step of the podium finish, but they are hoping that this will change on Sunday.
Jordan and Goff are fifth and seventh respectively in the standings going to Oulton Park. Rounds 10 through 12 will take place on Sunday June 7.