Cheever and Menard make TWR purchase

IRL team bosses Eddie Cheever and John Menard have confirmed the purchase of TWR Engines in Kidlington, UK. The engine design arm of Tom Walkinshaw Racing will now be known as MCT, UK and will continue to provide services to its customers from the Oxfordshire base in tandem with the MCT facility in Indianapolis. Cheever Technologies ran a TWR Infiniti engine in the IRL series last year.

Cheever and Menard make TWR purchase

The move strengthens the company's strategy to become a leading designer/supplier of racing engines worldwide. "This is a big step for the technical company Eddie and I formed last year," said Menard. "The resources and knowledge of the workforce at TWR Engines opens the door to a great number of new business opportunities."

Cheever Technologies is believed to be considering other TWR asset purchases, although TWR Engines was an independent part of the bankrupt TWR Group of companies, which receiver PriceWaterhouseCoopers is still hoping to sell off as a whole.

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