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BTCC NEWS 

BTCC MG boss Ian Harrison says Triple Eight could make RWD switch

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British Touring Car MG boss Ian Harrison says his Triple Eight squad could switch to rear-wheel drive if the rules do not change.

Triple Eight has run front-wheel-drive MG6s in the BTCC since 2012, with Jason Plato taking third in the standings last year.

The Oulton Park round last weekend was dominated by rear-wheel-drive machines, in particular Colin Turkington's WSR BMW, and Harrison believes they have an inherent advantage.

"NGTC has been a great success in terms of giving teams the opportunity to compete in the BTCC," said Harrison.

"What has become clear, however, is that as the cars have now been developed close to the maximum of their performance within the regulations, the NGTC technical regs favour a RWD platform.

"Naturally we, like other teams, will have to look to the future to see which RWD platforms are available to us because unless the disparity is addressed, we will certainly be forced down the RWD route.

"If other teams follow suit, the championship runs the risk of not reflecting the automobile industry, which is predominantly FWD."

Rival squad Motorbase has already announced it could run a RWD BMW next year, alongside its FWD Ford Focuses.

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