Photos: MJP Media
After an impressive qualifying session on Saturday where he secured pole position, Colin Turkington eased to victory in Race 1 at Oulton Park this weekend. Performing the perfect run from lights to flag, Turkington’s perfect drive saw mountune powered Team BMR take their first ever BTCC win in their manufacturer backed Subaru Levorg.
Race 2 brought another podium win for the double BTCC champion, this time in second place, with team mate Jason Plato taking an additional hat trick of podiums with his three 3rd place victories.
'We are very happy with the results from Oulton Park this weekend, recent progress has been made with the chassis and engine after a 2 day test at Pembrey. We would like to thank mountune who have put in a huge effort to produce a competitive engine in such a short space of time', said Team Manager Alan Cole.
The Japanese cars have been fitted with a new inlet manifolds designed and developed by mountune since the teams last meeting at Thruxton, and test sessions and improvements made have certainly paid off for the team after this weekend's round.
We look forward to seeing them back in action at Croft in 2 weeks time.
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.
For the second season running, mountune have been chosen to work alongside the BRSCC and their scrutineers to help ensure an even playing field for competitors in the Ford Fiesta Championship, also incorporating the supporting Junior class.
With an extensive knowledge of the mk6 Fiesta ST and Mk7 Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S, their ECU's and calibrations from the years spent developing our highly-acclaimed MP165, MP185 and MP140 upgrade kits, our experience and neutrality put mountune in pole position for the role.
Our engineers supplied a calibration to enhance performance but that crucially, also works as a controlled upgrade to be utilised by all competitors using a Mk6 Fiesta. Flashed onto every car at the opening round of the season, this can then be checked at any point during subsequent race meetings by our track support team, helping to ensure an even playing field for all competitors.
Photographs: James Roberts Photo
mountune powered Andy Yan won his first Super Cup 2.0T race at the Nanjing Wantrack Circuit this weekend, with his team-mates Martin Cao, Rainey He and Dan Wells taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions.
The first two laps of this race were led by the safety car due to the rainy conditions before the UK's Dan Wells, who started the race in pole position, was passed by his three Chinese team-mates with Rainey He having a brief clash with Martin Cao on lap eight and falling to fourth, but he recovered to third in the latter part of the race.
The four Focus ST's run 2-Litre EcoBoost engines, designed and developed by mountune for the Changan Ford FRD Teams' 2016 Chinese Touring Car Championship.
Tomorrow sees the first round of the 2016 Global Rallycross championship kick off at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona.
Our 2.4-litre Ford Duratec® based engine will again be used to power the complete grid of Supercar Lites in this years championship.
The naturally aspirated all-aluminium unit also provides an excellent lightweight option for rally, race, hill-climb, and sprint or kit car.
There will also be a number of mountune powered Supercars on the grid this year, including SH Rallycross' Ford Fiesta ST running a turbo charged, 4-cylinder 2.0 Duratec engine.
We look forward to seeing the cars and drivers in action in this years championship.
We are pleased to announce that mountune will be headlining Ford Fest this year, being held at Santa Pod on Sunday, September 18th.
In its second year, the show organisers have more planned for you guys including a larger retail village, club display and your chance to win a Focus ST. On the mountune stand, there will of course be the usual display of cars including our Mustang EcoBoost and Mk3 Focus RS, plus a whole heap of products and on the day show specials for those of you looking to #upyourgame.
Be sure to check our social media pages for more information on what we have planned nearer the time.
Check out the link below where Top Gear speculate about the mountune power upgrade kit for the Mk3 RS. They seem just as excited as you guys, with good reason... http://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/mountune-readying-upgrades-ford-focus-rs.
The first phase of mountune RS upgrades including air filter, boost hoses, Quaife ATB and exclusive OZ Leggara wheel's are now available to buy directly from mountunestore.com and mountuneusa.com.
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.