When Joyce design warped the Cruze For the start of the 2014 season.
In 2014 we will see the return of the team back into the Dunlop BTCC Championship after a 6-year absence, the car will run under the BTC Racing banner.
The team will use a Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback this is the 1st time a Hatchback has been seen in the series and it has been designed, developed and built to the Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) regulations.
Chris sampled an NGTC car during practice and qualifying at Silverstone 2013 and set his sights on a campaign in the country’s leading tin-top series for the 2014 season.
Chevrolet Cruze The RML team ran the Cruze to victory in the British Touring Car Championship in 2010 with Jason Plato and has been the mastermind behind Chevrolet’s multiple title-winning campaigns in the World Touring Car Championship.
Stockton said: “It is a very big opportunity for Ningbo
to buy this car. A lot of development work has already been completed by RML to get it to this stage, and it is nearly ready to start assembling the TOCA parts, subject to a final inspection by the British touring car technical chief Peter Riches this week.
Ningbo had the marketing budget in place for 2013 for BTCC
, but have decided to spend a lot of it on buying the best equipment I can use, rather than running with an existing team. This might delay the first outing, but it is a price I think is worth paying. I’ve tried competing in older machinery, and without making excuses, its impossible to take on the best in less developed machinery.”
The NGTC era is ideal to come back to the BTCC.
BTC Racing headed by Bert Taylor, who has huge experience in operating racing cars at the highest level and has claimed several national championship including The National Hot Rod world championship in 1995.
In 2001/2 we won back-to-back championships in the TVR Tuscan Challenge and were instrumental in the building of the TVR T400R “Purple Monsters” that took part at Sebring and Le Mans in 2004 and finished with Chris Stockton aboard car no 89.