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Gow says debut of Motorbase's NGTC Ford Focus shows new BTCC rules are working

Matt Jackson BTCC MotorbaseBritish Touring Car boss Alan Gow believes Motorbase's series debut with its NGTC Ford Focus is a sign the new rules are working.

Gow introduced the NGTC regulations last year in an attempt to cut costs and encourage new cars into the series. There have been issues with some of the spec parts and costs have risen, but new models and teams have been brought into the BTCC.

Mat Jackson gave Motorbase's new self-built Ford Focus three top-eight finishes at Snetterton and the squad hopes to run two cars next season.

Gow said: "It's great Motorbase has made that commitment and they've made a beautiful car. For me it validates the regulations: Motorbase has never built a car before and these regs have enabled them to do that.

"Teams with a degree of skill can become a constructor. Under the S2000 rules Motorbase wouldn't have been able to do that."

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