BTC RACING SWITCH TO TOCA ENGINE FOR 2021
BTC Racing will run the ‘TOCA’ engines in its three Honda Civic Type-R FK8 race cars for the first time in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship after agreeing a deal with Swindon Powertrain for 2021.
After two very successful years working with Team Dynamics and the Honda factory units developed by Neil Brown Engineering, BTC Racing will now return to using Swindon’s customer TOCA engine having done so previously before 2019.
Josh Cook, Michael Crees and Jade Edwards will get their hands on the 2.0-litre, 16 valve, four-cylinder turbo-charged engines during the upcoming season, which is now scheduled to begin over the weekend 8/9 May at ultra-fast Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire.
“We’re looking forward to working with Swindon Powertrain during the coming season and obviously aiming for some very strong results with the TOCA engine in our three Honda Civic Type-Rs,” said Steve Dudman, BTC Racing Owner and Team Principal. “Our change to Swindon for 2021 was a collaborative decision by the whole team based on a number of performance and strategic considerations, including the forthcoming 2022 Hybrid era.
“We have honoured our two-year deal with TDM [Team Dynamics Motorsport], since building the FK8s, and we greatly appreciate all of their valued support. Our working relationship will be ongoing, so this is by no means the end of our association with Team Dynamics.”