MG Motor UK have confirmed an extension to their contract which will see Triple Eight Racing use their cars for the next three seasons of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
While no drivers have been announced yet, Team Principal at Triple Eight Racing, Ian Harrison is optimistic that his team can continue to be frontrunners in the highly competitive series.
“We’re delighted to renew this important strategic deal” said Harrison. “This year we saw an even more competitive BTCC and, while our drivers didn’t always get the results hoped, we took small comfort in the fact we had a year of zero mechanical and electrical faults; which is rare in this business and is an example of the high standards that Triple Eight prides itself on.
“That quality has been a deciding factor for MG, who are realising the opportunity that the BTCC offers and we’re looking forward to working on the new MG6 platform for the coming three years. I fully believe we can once again be strong contenders for every title on the table.”
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, added: “We are really excited to be renewing this partnership. The BTCC has given us the opportunity to give our brand some fantastic exposure, so we’re thrilled to be continuing this for another three years.
“We have built up a strong relationship with Triple Eight during our four years together, so we’re glad to be working with them again and look forward to developing a new team that will lead to more successes.”
“We’ve been very lucky to have worked with some extremely talented drivers over our time of being involved with the touring cars, but our plan is to grow our own champion over the duration of the contract. Driver announcements will be made soon, but we can confirm we’ll be looking to create a young and up-and-coming line up.”