West Surrey Racing‘s Sam Tordoff will carry a special anniversary livery across his Team JCT600 with GardX BMW 125i in the fifth round of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Croft circuit.
The championship leader will head to his local circuit in North Yorkshire this weekend (18/19 June) carrying a striking platinum livery, marking the 70th anniversary of JCT600 which will arrive on June 20.
The Brand began in Bradford in 1946 when Sam’s great grandfather ‘Ned’ Tordoff and two business partners set up Tordoff Motors Ltd, trading as ‘Brooklands Garage’ in a former World War II wool store.
JCT600 has been a main partner of WSR in the BTCC since 2015, Tordoff now leading the title chase by a single point over Matt Neal, while WSR currently lead the Teams’ Championship.
Tordoff himself stated: “It’s an honour to celebrate the platinum anniversary of JCT600 with a special livery at Croft. When I saw the first designs of the livery, I thought ‘that’s pretty cool’ and then when I saw the car in person, it looked even better.
“JCT600 started in Yorkshire, so for a local boy like me to be able to mark the 70th year of the family business in this way – and at the only Yorkshire circuit in the BTCC – makes me feel very proud.”
Dick Bennetts, WSR Team Principal, said: “It’s great to be able to celebrate the platinum anniversary of JCT600 in this way. We’re aiming for strong results from both Sam and from Rob in the sister car.
“I thought the current two JCT600/Gardx cars looked great, but this 70th anniversary livery looks even better!”
Fans will have an extra chance to see the livery at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24-26 June, where it will form part of a BTCC shoot-out on Lord March’s iconic 1.16-mile hillclimb.