Team BMW/West Surrey Racing‘s new livery for the 2020 season has been confirmed with iconic ‘M’ colours set to be included in a black, red and blue livery on the BMW 330i M Sport which is set to be driven by reigning British Touring Car Championship champion Colin Turkington, Andrew Jordan and Tom Oliphant.
Turkington and Jordan were excellent in particular in the new car in the first part of the season winning nine out of the first 14 races with Oliphant also making a positive impression last season claiming multiple podium positions in his first year in a front running car and he will be aiming for victories alongside his teammates this time around.
The former will be looking for his fifth Drivers Championship as he added to victories in 2009, 2014 and 2018 in the machinery and if he can claim it again, he will become the only five time champion in the history of the series.
“When conversations started last year about radically changing the livery for 2020, we all felt a fresh new look would be a really positive move for our partners and fans – it’s created a real buzz ahead of an exciting new BTCC season! The BMW 3 Series is a stunning car and this new image reflects that perfectly,” said Turkington about the new livery.
“Looking forwards to the new season, I’ve no doubt about our potential and I’m feeling positive about the consistency we have with the 3 Series and the people, but we also have to move the game on – we have to make it count.
The opportunity to test the car before the season kicks off has been extremely useful, and we’ll continue with this development programme at Silverstone on Tuesday. The competition in this championship comes from every possible angle, and the challenges grow year-on-year. I have to keep looking for gains, but success is like a drug to me – it inspires me to keep on pushing and keep on growing.”
Jordan also was excellent last season winning more races than anybody else and barring a few misfortunate races pushed Turkington and Dan Cammish, the runner-up all the way up until Brands Hatch. He will now be even more fired up to add to his 2013 triumph especially after securing a drive which looked potentially unlikely in the back end of last season with his main sponsors Pirtek leaving the championship.
Their new challenger will take to the track on BTCC Media Day next Tuesday (17 March) before proceedings begin at Donington Park on 28/29 March.