Eurotech Racing will expand to a three-car line-up for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after confirming that it will run Matt Simpson.

Returning for a third consecutive season in the series, Simpson will remain behind the wheel of his Honda Civic Type R next year having previously run alongside both Speedworks Motorsport and Team Dynamics since debuting in 2016.

Commenting on the move, Simpson said: “I’m really pleased to be back for a third year in the BTCC and I’m excited to be running with Eurotech Racing. We have much in common and I’ve been impressed with their achievements over the past year.

“We all want to win and we’re confident that this partnership will give us our best season yet.”

Growing to a three-car outfit once again, Eurotech Team Principal Jeff Smith added: “We kept the core team and infrastructure in place to field three cars as it has always been our intention to revert when the right opportunity came along.

“Matt currently owns a Honda Civic Type R, which works perfectly. Our mechanics already have the car back at the workshop, stripped down and currently being updated to the same specification as our existing pair of Type Rs.

“We’re looking forward to working with Matt, he’s proved a capable driver in the BTCC. Using our knowledge and experience, we will be doing everything we can to develop him – the aim being to have all three cars right at the sharp end.

“Having the drive confirmed at this relatively early stage allows us to press on with the car build and plan a full test schedule, with the intention of hitting the ground running for the 2018 season.”

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