Price to contest second BTCC season in Subaru, completes 2018 grid

Josh Price will continue to race for Team BMR in the British Touring Car Championship this season in a third Subaru Levorg, completing the 2018 grid

Price to contest second BTCC season in Subaru, completes 2018 grid

Former Clio Cup frontrunner Price joined Warren Scott's BMR outfit for his maiden BTCC campaign last year.

He took a best result of ninth at Rockingham in an otherwise difficult rookie season, ending up 31st overall with only two further points finishes to his name.

BMR's four-car 2017 line-up will be reduced to three for the coming season, with Price again racing alongside reigning champion Ashley Sutton and double title-winner Jason Plato.

Price, who is the final driver to be announced for the 2018 BTCC season, will run under the Autoglym Academy banner and has targeted consistent top 10 results, with Subaru switching from Mountune to Swindon engines this season.

"I spoke to Subaru and we agreed this is where we wanted to be," Price told Autosport.

"There's unfinished business this year. I'm going to play a strategy game to be always consistently in the top 10.

"We've already been out testing at Snetterton. With Subaru switching to Swindon engines, we'll find out how it runs on Media day.

"Last year was always going to be hard not having driven the car.

"This year, having had the time, you know from what you've learned.

"At debriefs, we're all together and I'm with two of the best drivers on the grid which helped massively."

Price recently tested a Honda Civic TCR car at Silverstone, and said he considered a switch to the European series - but not TCR UK - before his BTCC plans were completed.

"Because of our budget it [remaining in the BTCC] was unrealistic at first," he added.

"TCR UK didn't really appeal to me enough because at the time the grid was quite low and it was too late to get going.

"I think it will take off eventually, but they may need a year to see how it progresses."

Full 2018 BTCC line-up

WSR BMW: Colin Turkington, Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan
Team Dynamics Honda Civic: Matt Neal, Dan Cammish
Team BMR Subaru Levorg: Ash Sutton, Jason Plato, Josh Price
Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis: Tom Ingram
Eurotech Racing Honda Civic: Jack Goff, Brett Smith, Matt Simpson
Motorbase Performance Ford Focus: Tom Chilton, Sam Tordoff, James Cole
Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra: Josh Cook, Senna Proctor
Ciceley Racing Mercedes A-Class: Adam Morgan, Tom Oliphant
HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta: Rob Austin
BTC Norlin Honda Civic: Chris Smiley, James Nash
Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class: Aiden Moffat
Team Hard Volkswagen CC: Jake Hill, Mike Bushell, Michael Caine, Bobby Thompson
AmD Tuning Audi S3: Ollie Jackson, Sam Smelt
AmD Tuning MG: Rory Butcher, Tom Boardman
Team Parker Racing BMW: Stephen Jelley

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