New BTCC Subaru to miss official test day at Donington

The new British Touring Car Championship Subaru Levorg will miss the series' official test day at Donington Park this afternoon

New BTCC Subaru to miss official test day at Donington

Team BMR is building up four of the works-backed cars that will be driven by Jason Plato, Colin Turkington, team owner Warren Scott and James Cole.

One example of the rear-wheel drive machines was on show at Donington but team chiefs opted not to run the car.

Plato said: "With the level of engineering in this car, we wanted to make sure everything was spot on before we took to the circuit.

"There were a few minor delays with some parts and so we took the decision to wait until later in the week before we run the car.

"We have a shakedown planned for this week, so it is not a big drama.

"But, despite all of that, I can't tell you how excited I am about this programme. The car looks fantastic."

The team has one two-litre turbocharged car fully built and is pushing hard to complete the next three estate-shaped Levorg machines.

Turkington added: "It is disappointing not to run but I am confident that it is worth waiting on.

"It is an exciting programme and we want to make sure everything is spot on.

"With something as important as this it is vital that we make sure it is right.

"We will get some running in before Brands [season opener on April 2-3] for sure."

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