BMW Pirtek Racing today present the colours in which Andrew Jordan will contest the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The BMW 125i M Sport; the latest evolution of the car with which Jordan helped BMW win the BTCC Manufacturers’ Championship in 2017, broke cover today (Tuesday) at Donington Park for the series’ official season launch event.
The new livery, set on a matt blue finish, pays tribute to Pirtek’s 30th anniversary. During this time, the organisation has supported motorsport programmes across the world. The 60th Anniversary BTCC season kicks off at Brands Hatch on April 7-8.
Dick Bennetts, Team Principal, said: “We’re pleased to carry the colours of Pirtek – an organisation that has supported Andrew Jordan for many years – again in the BTCC in 2018. AJ took his three wins extremely well last year and together we’re aiming to add many more this season and challenge for the championship. We have had a productive few tests in 2018 so far and want to continue this as we conclude our preparations for the start of the new campaign at Brands Hatch next weekend.”
About West Surrey Racing
Founded by New Zealander Dick Bennetts in 1981, West Surrey Racing are one of Europe’s most successful racing teams, having tasted success with World Champion drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Tom Kristensen, Nigel Mansell, Allan McNish and Andy Priaulx. After becoming the most successful team in the British Formula 3 Championship during the 1980s, WSR moved into the British Touring Car Championship and have continued their extraordinary run of success. As well as running race-winning factory BTCC programmes for Ford, Honda, MG and BMW, WSR have taken seven outright championship titles – including the Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017 – , nine independents’ crowns and 77 race victories. They are also race winners in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, WSR currently run the Team BMW and BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sports in the BTCC.
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