AMD Tuning targeting Independent titles in 2018 after re-affirming BTCC commitment

AMD Tuning are targeting Independent titles in 2018 after confirming that they will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for a ninth successive season.

Enjoying its strongest campaign to date in 2017, Shaun Hollamby’s West Thurrock-based outfit proved to be regular points finishers as they expanded into a two-car outfit for a full season for the first time.

Piloting the pair of Audi S3’s, both Ollie Jackson and Ant Whorton-Eales led races at one stage, underlining the strides that had been made.

Now keen to build on their recent success, AMD will be back on the grid once again after evaluating a host of options for next year.

Talks with potential drivers are currently ongoing and AMD are also keen to strengthen their engineering team as it seeks challenging for a maiden title.

“As ever when a season ends, we have taken time to evaluate our options but it is a no-brainer for us to commit to the BTCC for another year,” team boss Hollamby said.

“We made huge steps forward over the course of 2017 and thanks to Ollie and Ant, ended the season with our best points haul and the strongest package we have ever had in the series.

“It is important for us to now capitalise on the hard work that has gone into the Audi in order to maximise our chances of success on track during 2018.

“We are keen to strengthen the engineering side of the team to build on the progress we have made so far, and are already in discussions with drivers as we look to put together the strongest pairing we can to fight for the Independents’ titles.

“Whilst we are aware that that will be a big challenge, there is no doubt in my mind that we now have a car that is capable of running right at the sharp end of the grid and our expectations need to reflect that.

“I’m confident that with the plans we are working towards, this season will prove to be a stepping stone to bigger and better things in 2018 and beyond.”

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