Team BMR boss Warren Scott was proud to be discussing a maiden Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory for Subaru on Sunday at Oulton Park, a win that came earlier than he anticipated.
The Subaru Levorg’s first triumph came in the hands of Colin Turkington from pole position in Sunday’s first race, while Jason Plato backed the success up with a trio of podium finishes.
Although Scott’s opening race was stymied by fire caused by a stone piercing the Levorg’s oil cooler, the weekend was one to remember for the BMR boss.
“It came very quick”, Scott told The Checkered Flag on the first win for the Japanese manufacturer. “People were expecting from us, but the car is now six months old and it’s been on the podium every time at Oulton.
“We’re over the moon. I’m extremely proud and the credit goes out to all of the boys; the engineers, the mechanics and everybody who has worked on this has made it possible.”
Prior to the weekend in Cheshire, the Subaru quartet between them had picked up just 13 Drivers’ Championship points from the six races entered in 2016, a tally that has now grown to 107 after Sunday’s three encounters.
The maiden victory was one that Scott anticipated would come in 2016, but he also admitted that the unpredictable nature of the latest season made it a relief to have earned it after just four meetings.
“We were always confident it would come”, Scott admitted, “but it’s nice to know now that we’ve got it. Now we can go forward confidently knowing that we can do it. It won’t be like this at every round – but that’s just touring cars for you. We’ll enjoy this one while it’s here.”
Croft is the next visit for the BTCC on 18/19 June, Scott enthusing that the North Yorkshire circuit should also suit the Levorg.
“We should be alright there”, he said. “I’m looking forward to Croft because everything there should suit our car.”