Having purchased the assets from Team HARD in 2013, Team BMR went on to make its full debut in the series the following season.Running under the Chrome Edition Restart Racing banner, the team entered two Volkswagen CCs in 2014 for double BTCC champion Alain Menu and Aron Smith, and Insignias for Warren Scott and Jack Goff. Smith took two victories.
The fledgling outfit rose further up the grid in 2015 after scooping the stellar signings of two-time title-winners Colin Turkington and Jason Plato, who joined Scott and Smith in a VW quartet. Plato ran Gordon Shedden close in the championship decider at Brands Hatch, ultimately winding up just four points shy of his Honda rival.
BMR claimed an impressive ten triumphs in 2015 before the switch was made to a quartet of new, factory-backed rear-wheel drive Subaru Levorg GTs for the following year – the Japanese manufacturer’s maiden BTCC campaign.
Silverline Subaru BMR Racing had a Jekyll and Hyde 2016. The team endured a tough start to the season as it got to grips with its new machinery. Come Oulton Park, though, all concerned had found their form. Turkington took a win in Cheshire as Plato scored a podium hat-trick, followed by a further brace of podiums at Croft before winning in his 500th BTCC start at Knockhill. The pair were both in overall Drivers’ Championship contention heading into the final weekend of the season, ultimately winding up fourth (Turkington) and seventh (Plato).
This year, after a strong second half of 2016, eyes will surely be on the Subaru squad to be competing right at the sharp end.
Team: Adrian Flux Subaru Racing
Car: Levorg GT
Team Members: Jason Plato, Ashley Sutton, James Cole, Josh Price
First Season: 2013
First Win: Oulton Park (8 June 2014)
Team Principal: Mark Turner
Phone: 01763 281673
Team Address: Owls Farm, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9PL