NEXT EVENT pays homage to iconic Audi colours will pay tribute to one of motor sport’s most iconic colour schemes this season after revealing its livery for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Having fielded an Audi S3 during five events in 2015, the West Thurrock-based team will embark upon its first full season with the car this year, with high hopes of building on the early promise shown by the front-wheel-drive machine.

To celebrate a full-time switch to the Audi following two seasons running a Ford Focus, the team has drawn inspiration from one of the German manufacturer’s most famous liveries, after taking the wraps off its new colours on the opening day of the annual Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC. The car is on display on the Cobra Exhausts stand (No.19120) for the remainder of the show.

The revised look replaces the all-black livery seen on the S3 last year, and has been designed to integrate elements of the legendary colours that appeared on the fearsome IMSA Audi 90 GTO of the late 1980s, as driven by the likes of German hero Hans-Joachim Stuck.

“We’re pleased to take the covers off the new-look Audi and think the end result will stand out on-track during the season ahead,” said team boss Shaun Hollamby. “We were keen to go back to our traditional colours this year, and we saw the ideal opportunity to incorporate elements of the IMSA Audi livery to celebrate our first full season with the S3.

“Audi has a huge amount of history and heritage in motor sport, and whilst we are an independent team, we are proud to celebrate part of that heritage in the livery we have chosen. The famous Audi stripes go well with our own red and black, and also with the colours of Cobra Exhausts who we are delighted to have on-board again this season.”

Talks with potential drivers are ongoing, with an announcement to be made in due course.


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