Eurotech ‘hyped’ about new Civic Type R
Eurotech Racing is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign, and after making substantial investments to its expanded stable of new Honda Civic Type Rs over the winter, the independent squad is confident its upgraded package will drive it further up the grid.
The first of the three new Civic Type Rs was shaken down at Donington Park in December, leaving the team pleased with its performance. What’s more, the sleek new bodywork was a huge hit on social media, with Type R fans from all over the world going crazy for the first images of the new car.
The second car is now also complete, whilst number three will be ready to take to the track shortly. The team is looking forward to starting a full testing schedule immediately after the livery unveil at Autosport International today (14 January).
Eurotech is remaining tight-lipped about the identity of its third driver, stating that no deal has yet been finalised but the squad has confirmed it is in negotiations with several very capable competitors with the ability to push the team forward in 2016 alongside the returning Martin Depper and Jeff Smith line-up.
Team principal Smith said: “All of us at Eurotech are very excited about the forthcoming BTCC campaign. The expansion of the team to run three cars in 2016 has made for an extremely busy winter, and all the boys have worked their socks off to keep us on schedule. Martin and I are both massively hyped about doing battle in the awesome new Civic Type R! We think it looks great – and if it’s as quick as it looks, then we should be onto a winner.”