This weekends BTCC round at Snetterton didn't disappoint with non stop action and several podium wins for the mountune powered teams.
Race 1 of the day saw Turkington cross the line first after the Silverline Subaru BMR driver battled his way through in lap eight. The top step podium makes Turkington the first three-time race winner of 2016, following his Race 1 wins at Croft and Oulton Park earlier this season. Jackson, challenging his way from fifth on the grid, took a third place finish in Race 1 in the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus, claiming a podium on the team’s 300th BTCC race.
Jackson made his mark securing victory in a thrilling Race 2, twice muscling past pole man turkington off the grid, after a red flag before the end of lap one meant a restart. The first place finish took Jackson to a total of two wins this season, with Turkington again taking a podium step in Race 2, this time in 2nd place.
We're looking forward to seeing the guys in action again in Rounds 19,20 & 21 at Knockhill on August 13/14th.
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Test your driving ability by taking your mountune'd Ford out on the legendary Silverstone Circuit in front of thousands of spectators in our exclusive customer track session at the mountune-sponsored FordFair (Sunday 7th August).
Book your time here: https://www.mountunestore.
Whether this is your first time or you’re a regular track driver, get the experience of your life following in the footsteps of the British Touring Car drivers as you navigate the same corners as the pros.
This session is open to ALL mountune core kit customers - to confirm, if you drive a Fiesta or Focus with a mountune performance or racing kit fitted, we'd love you to join us!
As a mountune customer you also benefit with the normal session cost being subsidised by us to just £25!
Places are limited for this exclusive mountune customer track session, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Our exclusive session starts at 14.00 with a compulsory briefing at 13:00.
Please note: FordFair general admission ticket will be required.
Good news for mountune Mk2 Focus ST and RS owners that have been asking us about mTune support...
MP260 and MR290 calibrations for Focus ST and MP350 (Focus RS500), MR375 and MR420 for Focus RS are now available to pre-order. All versions of mTune cost £449 (inc. VAT) but pre-order yours by Sunday 5th June and you'll save £50 by using promo code MTUNE when checking-out.
Pre-order your mTune now: Focus ST | Focus RS
Also new this month and available to pre-order now is the Mk2 Focus ST MR310 power upgrade kit.
This upgrade is based on a vehicle already equipped with the mountune MR290 hardware and in addition adds:
• High-flow Focus RS crossover duct
• High-flow mountune Focus RS airbox (includes mountune Performance badge)
• High-flow dual-entry air filter
• High-flow silicone induction hoses (available in four colours)
• Focus RS GOR (slam panel cover), pipework, battery tray and hardware
• MAF sensor and adaptor harnesses
• mTune handset loaded with MR310 calibration.
Power is increased, as the kit name suggests, to 310PS, whilst torque increases to 470Nm, and the kit features include:
Pre-order your MR310 upgrade kit here.
The USA's renowned HotRod Network has released an online 'How To' article based on upgrading your Focus ST, and in search of more power, the guys there decided to include several mountune high performance products for that little something extra. Check it out...
mountune powered Motorbase Performance celebrated a fantastic double win and podium during this weekends rounds on the UK’s fastest racing circuit, Thruxton.
There were early signs of a strong weekend during Saturday morning’s free practice sessions with both Motorbase Focus STs showing excellent pace at the top of the timing sheets. Qualifying sadly didn’t produce the same results and both Jordan and Jackson were left somewhat deflated ending the session in P8 and P14 respectively.
However, AJ immediately showed his intent as Sunday’s first race got underway, charging off the line in his mountune powered Focus ST to take MG pair Sutton and Cook as they entered the first corner. A frantic race ensued as the laps unfolded with Jordan’s Pirtek-backed Focus managing to avoid the chaos as the lead pack battled - trading positions and paintwork along the way. Having managed to work his way up into the top 10 in spite of carrying 39kg of ballast, Jackson’s charge was regrettably cut short with a spectacular puncture as the #7 Focus headed into Club on lap 10. Despite a perfectly executed pit-stop by the Motorbase crew, DUO-backed Jackson had to re-join at the back of the pack and could only muster a P21 finish. Jordan meanwhile managed to avoid a huge race-ending melee involving the lead pack on lap 11, taking full advantage of the opportunity to move the #77 Focus up into 3rd to claim his maiden podium for the Motorbase-run squad.
With race officials and Dunlop announcing new race distances shortened to 12 laps for the remaining two races, Jordan made his first move for the lead from lights out. Moving past Ingram’s Toyota to take 2nd Jordan then set his sights on race leader Morgan whilst fending off challenges from Collards’ lighter BMW. With 57kgs of ballast on-board, Jordan played the long-game keeping the pressure on Morgan whilst preserving his tyres before making his move on the Mercedes on lap 11 to take the race lead securing his first race win since joining the Motorbase squad and his first race win since 2014. An outstanding performance from Jackson saw the #7 Focus make up an incredible 12 places on the grid, earning the 35-year-old an impressive 8th place finish and further points for the Motorbase championship campaign.
The reverse grid draw for the final race of the day resulted in a front row start for Jackson in P2 with team-mate Jordan dropping into P9 with 75kg on-board. Jackson stormed off the line and straight past Welch to steal the race lead with the #7 Focus controlling the race to the chequered flag; collecting a 2nd race win of the weekend for the Motorbase squad and Jackson’s 2nd of the season. Unfortunately a reverse of fortunes for Jordan in the final race ended on a low point with the #77 Focus picking up a rear puncture on lap 7 eventually crossing the line in P21.
Motorbase Performance leaves Thruxton in a strengthened Championship position having extended its lead in the Independents Teams Standings and closed the gap on the Overall Teams Standings, while Jordan has moved into 2nd in the Independent Drivers Championship with Jackson close behind in 3rd and 4th in the Overall Drivers’ Standings. The mountune team look forward to the BTCC returning in four weeks’ time for rounds 10, 11 & 12 at Oulton Park on June 4/5.
mountune-powered Motorbase Performance celebrated a return to the rostrum at Donington Park this weekend securing its maiden race win of the season and a second placed podium during the second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting of 2016... Starting behind the manufacturer-backed MG’s for race 1, Jackson stormed off the line to steal the lead in the #7 Focus. Under relentless pressure from a charging Cook, Jackson delivered a defensive masterclass holding off the competition to claim Motorbase’s first outright win of the season along with fastest lap honours.
With maximum 75kg ballast on-board, Jackson had a tough task ahead of him holding off the lighter following pack and an opening lap safety car did little to help the DUO-backed driver. Another faultless drive from Jackson saw him maintain the lead until Collard’s charging BMW pushed through to take the lead in the closing laps with the #7 Focus crossing the line in 2nd, securing the Independent race win.
"The weekend started really well for us. The car felt really strong in free practice and then we carried that through into qualifying where, despite our little mishap, we still managed to grab P3 which was a great result. We got a great jump on the MG’s in race 1 and managed to control the race all the way through. It’s always a good feeling to get that first win of the season under your belt and it’s encouraging that the car performed really well in race 2 again even with full ballast on-board" mountune-sponsored Jackson says.
Mk3 Focus ST Wagon owners can now upgrade to our infamous MR300 upgrade, providing 300PS and 470Nm of torque - the highest power and torque output available whilst retaining the standard turbocharger.
In addition, a Cat Back Exhaust upgrade is now also available that drops back-pressure, liberates some additional noise but crucially, will not affect your base vehicle warranty!
Our mountune Cat Back Exhaust and MR300 power upgrade kit are both available now through our official Ford Dealer and re-seller network, or directly via our online store.
We caught up with Motorbase Performance and Pirtek Racing's BTCC title contenders Mat Jackson and former champ, Andrew Jordan ahead of the opening round of the season to talk about the year ahead and being powered by mountune. Watch the video to hear what they had to say.
Help us celebrate our new facility in the USA at our Grand Opening on Saturday, April 9th. There will be a selection of mountune products on display, along with special offers on most items, and the notorious fifteen52 TrackSTer will be present along with the new Focus RS thanks to Ford Performance. There will be plenty of parking so bring your car and hang out, enjoy some food and get some great deals for your car... There might even be a few very special guests!
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