Speedworks joins BTCC with NGTC

Speedworks Motorsport has become the first team to commit to running a Next Generation Touring Car in the British Touring Car Championship next year

Speedworks joins BTCC with NGTC

Christian Dick's squad, which won the British GT Championship's G4 title this season, is entering the BTCC with at least one Toyota Avensis powered by the Swindon-built TOCA engine.

Tony Hughes, who won the Chairman's Cup section of the Ginetta G50 Cup in a Speedworks car this year, will drive the Avensis. However Dick said that he intended to run a second car for "someone quick," if the budget can be found.

"We hope this is part of a multi-year attack," said Dick, who was impressed by the speed of the GPR Motorsport-built prototype Avensis driven by James Thompson at Brands Hatch earlier this month.

"Tony will be stepping up, but he'll have guys to race against on the big stage. And we want to look at getting a second car for someone who can run near the front."

Speedworks, which was formed in late 2005, competed in one-make Mazda and Ginetta racing before moving into British GTs this year with a G50. Its G4 crown came courtesy of drivers Jamie Stanley and Dick.

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