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West Surrey Racing Become Latest Team To Test RML Technical Package

West Surrey Racing have become the first team in the paddock to run the full RML technical components on a rear-wheel-drive car after clocking miles at Brands Hatch earlier this week (Tuesday).

Having been awarded the TOCA Technical Contract in late August to replace GPRM for 2016, the highly renowned RML engineering company have since gone to work to develop the shared parts that all teams have the option of using for next year.

Power Maxed Racing became the first team to trial the parts with Jack Sears Trophy champion Josh Cook running updated uprights and power steering at the Brands Hatch finale in October. The team then tested the full package shortly after the season came to a close with Cook before Motorbase Performance’s Andrew Jordan was then also invited by RML to sample the team’s Chevrolet Cruze at Donington Park last month.

Fitted with the full upgrade kit which includes changes to the power steering, suspension and subframes, Sam Tordoff lapped the reworked BMW 1-Series around the Kent circuit to make considerable progress for both the team and RML.

“Progress has been going very well,” commented BTCC Technical Director Peter Riches. “Feedback from the teams has been extremely positive and everything is on schedule. The test runs have been very productive, with the cars showing good performance straight out of the box on a base set up.”

With several teams taking delivery of the parts already and many others set to receive them by the end of this week, pre-season testing is set to be even more intensive than ever. Following WSR’s test of the full package, both Motorbase Performance and Cicely Motorsport are scheduled to hit the track before the Christmas period to get to grips with the updated parts before

Article originally written on Saturday, 12 December 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.