Norfolk based team Excelr8 Motorsport will be making a jump into the 2019 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after securing the MG6 GT’s and TOCA BTCC Licences (TBLs) from AMD Tuning.
Fans of the MINI Challenge will recognise Excelr8 as the squad who have built over seventy-five JCW MINI race cars for competition all around the world whilst also running multiple drivers in various classes in the UK series.
Excelr8 have confirmed that one driver has already been signed up to drive for them in 2019 whilst discussions to fill the second seat are ongoing. The first driver announcement will take place in due course.
Plans for the future in the BTCC for Excelr8 starts with 2019 as they use the season for assessment purposes and begin the evaluation of other NGTC cars in preparation for when they feel like they can move on from the MGs.
Team Manager Oliver Shepherd is excited by what his team could achieve in 2019. Telling btcc.net,
“We’ve been looking towards the BTCC for a few years now and when we got the chance to get hold of the MG GTs it was an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up, especially as it fits with our ‘Great British’ theme.
“The BTCC is the highest-profile championship in the country, with some incredible drivers and very high-calibre teams, so we know we will have our work cut out to learn about the racing and the new cars.
“However, we have no doubt that we can compete at this level, and we’re currently working hard to finalise an exciting driver line up for 2019.”