Team BMR have confirmed that Technical Director Carl Faux has left the squad to take up a role in the Australian Supercars series.
Joining the team in 2015 with Jason Plato from MG Triple Eight Racing, Faux played a vital role in the design and development of the Subaru Levorg, a car that took Ashley Sutton to a maiden BTCC title earlier this month.
In total, the rear-wheel-drive machine has taken 14 wins and 40 podiums since debuting at the beginning of 2016.
Alongside Sutton’s 2017 triumph, Faux also had a pivotal role in reworking the squad’s Volkswagen CC’s in 2015, ultimately helping to land Colin Turkington the Independent Drivers’ crown and BMR the Teams’ Championship.
“My BTCC journey is at an end,” Faux said in a statement released by the team. “My time in the championship has run its course and I am going half a world away to try my hand in Australian Supercars, a new challenge in a new country will be nothing less than an experience. As they say, a change is as good as a rest.
“I know that with the team that BMR have they will continue to grow and improve, the seeds were planted a long time ago, they have been watered and nurtured and now it is time for the next generation to bloom. I will be keeping a close eye on the successes they have ahead of them, I know there will be many, and I wish BMR every success going forward.”
Team Principal Warren Scott paid tribute to Faux by saying: “Carl has been a pleasure to work with over the past three seasons and has brought a tremendous amount of knowledge to the team which has aided BMR in its growth and development as a front-running BTCC team.
“I wish Carl good luck for the future and would like to thank him for all his efforts and great achievements that he has brought to BMR.”
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