The 2016 BTCC season got underway this weekend at Brands Hatch as no less than eight mountune-powered cars contensted the 1.2-mile Indy circuit.
Motorbase Performance’s 2016 BTCC campaign started strong as the team secured four top eight finishes during the championship’s season opener this weekend at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.
Team drivers Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson both took several top-5 finishes during the 3 races on Sunday leaving the Wrotham-based team sitting in second place in both the overall team standings and independent team standings.
mountune-sponsored Jackson added; "We're making great progress with the car since adopting the new regulation suspension changes and of course, my mountune engine performed faultlessly throughout the weekend".
Jordan and Jackson currently sit in 3rd and 5th respectively in the independent drivers’ championship, with Jordan joint-4th overall.
Elsewhere, turning a wheel in anger for the very first time were the quartet of mountune-powered Subaru Levorg's.
With the paint barely dry on the brand new Subaru builds the opening round was always going to be more of a glorified test day than anything else, but against the odds as well as collecting valuable data, former-champion's Jason Plato and Colin Turkington both managed to secure the teams' first championship points.
“Everyone at Team BMR deserves a huge amount of credit for what they have achieved here. To build these four cars and get them here running in the tail end of the points is superhuman. I have said all weekend that we weren’t concerned about results because it has been all about building up our knowledge and developing the car." Plato enthused.
Donington Park hosts rounds 4, 5 and 6 on the 16th/17th April.
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