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BTCC 2014 season gets underway at Brands Hatch

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship roars back into life this weekend with the first three races of the 2014 season at iconic Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.

MG once again take to the grid with the successful MG6 GT model that has consistently fought at the front of the pack since a famous race winning debut - again at Brands Hatch in 2012.

2013 was to prove another roller coaster year for the MG KX Momentum team and despite taking the most wins during the year through the 99 car driven by Touring Car legend Jason Plato, it was ultimately a case of so near and yet so far for him and his rookie team mate, Sam Tordoff, as Jason had to settle for third place in the overall drivers standings whilst the team finished as runners up in the team title challenge to their fierce rivals in the Honda Yuasa Racing Team.

This year sees two important developments to the MG presence in the BTCC, firstly with the rebranding of the manufacturer team to MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save racing to promote the great new initiative being offered by our team partners Tesco. With a bold new look, we are all looking forward to seeing Jason and Sam push on from their successful 2013 campaigns and, hopefully, bring home a title or two come October.

The second piece of exciting news is the first run out of a brand new MG6 GT at Brands Hatch. Like the MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save cars, this third MG is prepared by the highly respected Triple8 Race Engineering team. Led by principal Ian Harrison, Triple8 are simply the most successful engineering team in the history of the British Touring Car Championship.

Driven by Marc Hynes and running under the Quantel Bifold team banner, this car will compete in the independents trophy meaning that for the first time, MG fans will have someone to route for in each of the fascinating different battles that make up a BTCC race weekend.

You can get up dates on qualifying and the races through twitter.com/mgmotor; Facebook.com/ mgmotor or you can watch all the action online at the ITV Sport website and race day is live on ITV4 from 11.30am.

One thing's for sure, you are not going to want to miss this.

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