FIRST GLIMPSE AT NEW-LOOK TOYOTA GAZOO RACING UK
Toyota Gazoo Racing UK will enter the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship with a striking new look and a new Primary Partner, as global automotive lubricant giant Motul ramps up its involvement with the Speedworks Motorsport-run squad in the country’s premier motor racing series.
As previously announced, Toyota Gazoo Racing UK is doubling up to become a two-car effort for the first time with a brace of Toyota Corollas for 2019 BTCC Independents’ Champion Rory Butcher and series returnee Sam Smelt.
The full livery – featuring prominent Motul branding, which is part of a long-standing collaboration and a new two-year partnership with Witham Motorsport – will be revealed later this month, before Butcher and Smelt take to the track for pre-season testing.
The racing action is due to get underway in earnest at Thruxton in Hampshire on 8/9 May, with almost 20 million viewers traditionally tuning in on ITV4.
Christian Dick, Team Principal, Toyota Gazoo Racing UK, commented:
“It goes without saying that we are delighted to extend our relationship with Motul and Witham Motorsport to what will be nine years by the end of 2022.
“Motul and [its official UK importer and distributor] Witham have been loyal partners on our journey in the BTCC as we have developed from a midfield contender into a multiple race-winner and regular title challenger in recent seasons, and the outstanding performance and efficiency of Motul’s products has been a key factor in that progress. Both companies have become very much part of the Speedworks family.”
Richard Scarbrough, Sales Director, Witham Motorsport, said:
“We are immensely proud to have strengthened our ties with Toyota Gazoo Racing UK, and at such an exciting time for the team, too!
“It is the first time that Motul will be a leading sponsor in the BTCC, and we genuinely cannot think of a better team or platform – or, indeed, any better way to celebrate Witham Motorsport’s milestone 100th anniversary.”
Günter Steven, Head of Sales Export Central and Eastern Europe, added:
“We are proud and delighted to be continuing our relationship with Speedworks Motorsport, and thrilled that Motul is the team’s Primary Partner this year.”