Eurotech to use same BTCC Honda engines as factory Team Dynamics squad

British Touring Car Championship title-winning team Eurotech will use the same Honda engines as manufacturer squad Team Dynamics this season

Eurotech to use same BTCC Honda engines as factory Team Dynamics squad

Eurotech ran Andrew Jordan to the 2013 BTCC crown using Neil Brown Engineering-built Honda engines but has used the Swindon-prepared 'TOCA' engine for the past three seasons.

It will now return to NBE Honda engines, utilised by Dynamics for the entirety of the BTCC's NGTC era.

"Various factors have made the change from the Swindon TOCA engine package back to Honda engines a logical progression," said Eurotech chief engineer Adam Tanner.

"Clearly they have consistently had one of the strongest packages in recent years and commercially the deal works well for both parties.

"This change also enables us to work with world class lubricant manufacturer Ravenol as our technical partner, further strengthening our engineering assets."

Neil Brown Engineering's Wayne Mathurin added: "It's going to be interesting seeing the engine utilised by another team on the grid.

"Eurotech had some good successes last year, looking extremely fast at times, and we want to help them improve upon this in 2018."

The team has already completed an initial shakedown with the new engine and will run three units with its trio of race drivers Jack Goff, Brett Smith and Matt Simpson at a week-long test in Spain later this month.

Goff took one victory last year on his way to sixth in the points, ahead of Dynamics driver Matt Neal, and second in the independents' championship.

Eurotech team principal Jeff Smith, whose son Brett has taken over his race seat full-time for 2018, said "our aim this year is to win the big trophies".

shares
comments
Stephen Jelley to race ex-WSR BMW in 2018 BTCC with Team Parker
Previous article

Stephen Jelley to race ex-WSR BMW in 2018 BTCC with Team Parker

Next article

BTCC Alfa Romeo Giulietta hits track for first time in Donington test

BTCC Alfa Romeo Giulietta hits track for first time in Donington test
How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test Plus

How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test

Expectations were high for the start of the British Touring Car Championship’s hybrid power era, and despite nerves and problems to solve prior to its debut the new rules gained widespread approval. Here’s how the first test at Donington Park was passed and the thorough examinations that are to follow

BTCC
Apr 28, 2022
The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions Plus

The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions

Reigning BTCC champion Ash Sutton and Porsche Carrera Cup GB victor Dan Cammish form a potent line-up at the Motorbase-run NAPA Racing team as the series adopts hybrid power. With Sutton bringing the key components of his title-winning Laser Tools Racing set-up, and Cammish eager to prove a point on his return, their dynamic is set to be one of the season's major talking points

BTCC
Apr 21, 2022
The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on Plus

The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on

Veteran team manager Marvin Humphries and former Tech-Speed team boss has worked not only with stars of the British Touring Car Championship, but legends including Gil de Ferran, Hans Stuck and Tom Sneva in a long and varied career that has spanned five decades across tin-tops, single-seaters and sportscars

BTCC
Feb 4, 2022
The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star Plus

The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star

Having started out in club-level competitions alongside his own university engineering studies, Josh Cook's journey to becoming an established frontrunner in the British Touring Car Championship is atypical. But it's these experiences that have moulded the 30-year-old into a humble star, respected throughout the paddock

BTCC
Jan 12, 2022
Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021

A refresh in equipment and some returning faces helped contribute to a supremely competitive 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign. Ash Sutton was crowned a three-time champion, successfully defending his 2020 title, but faced stiff competition in the final year before the switch to hybrid. Autosport picks out the best performers

BTCC
Nov 17, 2021
Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton Plus

Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton

Ballast will be gone from the BTCC next year as hybrid power enters the scene, but for its final season the maximum was increased from 60kg to 75kg. Despite having to carry that nearly all season, Ash Sutton was always the favourite to pocket a third title - the 27-year-old getting his reward for a season of speed tempered by savvy to nail his opportunities

BTCC
Nov 12, 2021
The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59 Plus

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59

OPINION: It's not often that a driver achieves widespread affection for their personality, as well as their on-track performances. One such individual is Gabriele Tarquini, who will soon bring the curtain down on a remarkable career that has yielded touring car titles on the European and global stage - and, famously, in Britain too

BTCC
Nov 11, 2021
The making of the BTCC's newest superstar Plus

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar

Ash Sutton is on the verge of being crowned a three-time British Touring Car Champion; he seems to have it all. But life hasn't always been straightforward for this superstar of touring cars, as Marcus Simmons has been finding out

BTCC
Oct 21, 2021