AMD Tuning will expand their programme in the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after agreeing a deal to run a pair of MG6 GTs.
Acquiring the two cars and TOCA BTCC Licences that are required to run them, the West Thurrock-based squad will become a four-car outfit having already confirmed Ollie Jackson and Sam Smelt in the existing Audi S3s.
Debuting in 2012, the MG6 GT has gone on to become one of the most successful cars in the NGTC era and with work underway to prepare them for pre-season testing, the team are keen to add to the ever-growing numbers.
“The BTCC is a fantastic series to be involved in, so when the chance to expand our team and run the MGs this season came up, it was an opportunity we grabbed with both hands,” team boss Shaun Hollamby said.
“This is a big season for the BTCC as it celebrates its 60th anniversary, and we are delighted that we will be able to play our part with an expanded presence on the grid.
“The MG has been one of the most successful cars of recent seasons, with countless wins and podiums, and we are keen to try and add to that during the year ahead.
“We have already started work on a development programme with the cars to ensure they are ready and raring to go, and are in talks with a number of potential drivers about filling the two seats.
“Everyone involved with the team is hugely excited by this deal, and we are looking forward to getting the cars out on track and fighting for success on four fronts during the year ahead.”
Talks with potential drivers over both MG seats are currently ongoing, with news expected in the coming weeks.
The new livery for the teams two cars along with its full sponsor list will be revealed on Media Day, which takes place at Donington Park on March 27th.
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