MG "Dream Team" Set For 2012 BTCC
MG Motor UK are going to enter the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with a ‘dream team’ of cars, drivers, constructors and sponsors. Two MG6 GT cars will run in the all-new MG KX Momentum Racing team – piloted by double BTCC champion Jason Plato and BTCC rising star Andy Neate. The cars will be prepared by BTCC-experienced Triple Eight Race Engineering, one of the most successful constructors in touring car racing, with more than 100 BTCC race wins to its credit. Principal sponsors Tesco Fuels with their Momentum 99 brand and KX energy drink – completing an all-British line-up. The MG KX Momentum Racing will debut at Brands Hatch on April 1 when the 2012 Dunlop MSA BTCC championship season gets under way. The MG6 GT five-door fastback is the first all-new MG in 16 years. It is designed and engineered at MG Motor UK’s plant in Birmingham where final assembly also takes place. Jason Plato is the most successful driver in BTCC racing history with 68 career wins, with more fastest laps, pole and podium positions than any other driver in the history of the Series. He is undoubtedly the face of British Touring Cars as well as being a well-known and respected TV presenter and newly appointed Director of the British Racing Drivers Club. He said: "It’s really exciting to be involved in a brand-new all-British team and it’s just brilliant that the iconic name of MG will be back on the track." Guy Jones, MG Motor’s Sales & Marketing Director, said: "We are delighted that the new MG6 will be seen by millions of fans in Britain and beyond and this continues the famous sporting lineage of the brand." Follow new on Twitter @MGmotor and @jasonplato.