Eurotech to get Type R upgrade in 2016
Midlands-based Eurotech Racing has confirmed it will upgrade to the new Honda Civic Type R for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Team Principal Jeff Smith has announced the team also intends to run a third Honda Civic Type R next season, with all three cars running the latest NGTC specification chassis parts from RML. The first car is already underway and will be out of production in the next few weeks, with the other two cars arriving before Christmas.
“We have been impressed with the performance of the new Type R this season run by Team Dynamics and feel it is the logical way to progress forwards,’ said Smith. “We have negotiated a deal with Dynamics to enable us to run the latest car, along with re-establishing the data sharing agreement Eurotech had with them back in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
“To facilitate the third car we are moving to much larger premises later this year, this will allow us to expand the BTCC operation and give us considerable scope to develop into other series should the right opportunity arise.
“We are here for the long term and see this as the natural progression to move the team to the next level. It’s a huge investment but one that will give us a package that will enable us to be at the sharp end of the grid for 2016. We are already talking to potential candidates for the third seat and would like to be in a position to announce the driver line up by the end of October.”