MG Motor are delighted to confirm that our presence in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be augmented by the presence of another MG6 GT, again prepared by the series most successful ever team, Triple Eight Race Engineering. In addition to the existing MG KX Momentum Racing team, this means three MG6's will compete on the grid. The car will be driven by the hugely experienced, multi-title winning Marc Hynes and we have today issued the following press release:
British F3 Champion Marc Hynes has chosen to return to BTCC in an MG6 for the 2014 season, the third MG6 running in the championship next year.
Hynes, 35, will race a Triple Eight-prepared MG6 and will dovetail the BTCC programme with his current management role with the Marussia F1 Team.
The addition of a third car comes at the end of a very successful 2013 season for MG which saw Jason Plato narrowly miss out what would have been a third Championship title with the MG KX Momentum Racing team, after securing previous wins in 2001 and 2010. MG Driver, Sam Tordoff also had an outstanding maiden season , landing four career podium places in the MG6
Speaking yesterday, Marc said: ‘’I am hugely excited about racing in the BTCC. The series looks better than ever; strong teams and drivers with big crowds and great TV coverage. The BTCC package presents a commercially viable formula, which is pretty rare these days. I always knew that I had unfinished business in a race suit and I feel very privileged to have been presented with the opportunity to go racing with Triple Eight and MG.'
MG Sales and Marketing Director, Guy Jones said: “We are delighted to be running a third MG next season, with a driver of Marc’s talent and experience. We have had a great response to MG returning to BTCC and last season we narrowly missed out on the championship title. We are really looking forward to increasing awareness of MG in 2014 with our new MG3 and more MG6s on the road and on the track.”
Marc’s car is based on the road going MG6, available with both 1.8l petrol and 1.9l Diesel power trains, and in GT (fastback) and Magnette (saloon) body style variants. Designed, engineered and assembled at MG’s historic home of Longbridge, Birmingham, the MG6 offers class leading interior space, the lowest insurance group of its competitors and total confidence in safety with 4* NCAP rating and a What Car? Best Security Award. Customers can automatically upgrade up a trim level, saving up to £3,000 until 31 December.
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