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Team BMR adds Smith to the Menu

Team BMR made a splash last week with the announcement that two-time BTCC champion Alain Menu would be returning to the BTCC to race one of its VW Passat CCs. At the same time it was announced that lining up alongside the Swiss ace would be young Irishman Aron Smith in the team’s second VW.

Smith scored his first win at the final race meeting of 2012, and went on to score four podiums last season at the wheel of an Airwaves Racing Ford Focus. For the coming season Smith will race alongside both Menu and team owner Warren Scott under the Team BMR banner, and identified some of the team’s key engineering staff as a reason for making the switch for 2014:

“I’m really excited to be joining team-owner Warren and of course Alain for the 2014 season,” said Smith. “The team itself is relatively new, but the people within the team including Chief Engineer Geoff Kingston and Team Manager Alan Cole are certainly very experienced and this was a major attraction to the team for me.”

Smith announced his intentions during the landmark video announcement and made it clear that he’s hungry for more race wins. He continued: “With Team BMR and the resources behind us, I feel I can challenge for wins straight from round one. Choosing to change teams was not a decision made lightly, however, the quality of my team-mates proves how serious the team is about performing at the highest level and I feel this move is something that will help further my career.

“I have a quality car beneath me, a professional team behind me and arguably the best engineer in the business. This is my year to be at the front of the greatest touring car championship in Europe.”

Watch the announcement video below: