British Touring Car Championship keeps Swindon for TOCA engines

The British Touring Car Championship will continue to use Swindon Engines to to supply its 'TOCA' engine through to the end of the 2021 season

British Touring Car Championship keeps Swindon for TOCA engines

Teams have had the option to use the championship-commissioned engine since the NGTC regulations were introduced in 2011, with 19 of the current field running with it.

Although the BTCC decided to switch its partner for standard components to RML as part of its "mid-term NGTC evaluation", it will continue to work with Swindon on the engine side.

Nine manufacturers expressed an interest in the deal, with four going forward on a shortlist for consideration by the BTCC's 'Review Panel'.

Series director Alan Gow said: "As we witnessed with the recent chassis, suspension and associated components tender, awarding this contract was certainly not merely a foregone conclusion for an existing supplier.

"Swindon Engines' tender and presentation was of the highest calibre and they were clearly voted for by a BTCC review panel, which included personnel from teams that use the 'TOCA' engine and others that use their own power units.

"Of course Swindon Engines has the proven record of supplying engines on a wide scale in the BTCC, having successfully supplied the 'TOCA' engine to the championship since the outset of the NGTC regulations - but equally I have no doubt that all other bidders could have successfully done the same, such was the extremely high quality of the tenders."

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