The WSR run eBay Motors team has revealed its 2013 British Touring Car Championship challenger at the headquarters of primary sponsor, eBay Motors.
Having run the BMW Motorsport built S2000 BMW 320si from 2007 until 2012, the switch to the NGTC regulations has seen the team build their first car since the 2001 MG ZS, when the team ran the works MG outfit.
Having announced that 2009 Champion Colin Turkington was returning to the team alongside Rob Collard and Nick Foster, the trio helped launch their 2013 campaign.
Turkington, who has competed in selected World Touring Car Championship outings since his 2009 success at Brands Hatch is eager to regain his crown.
Speaking to BTCC.net, the Northern Irishman said: “The car looked great on track last week at Brands Hatch and I really like the cool new design! I’m itching to get back on the grid and feel confident that the eBay Motors Team will be a serious contender for the 2013 BTCC championship with the BMW 125i. Bring on Brands Hatch on the 31st March.”
Dick Bennetts, team principal of eBay Motors is excited for the forthcoming campaign and he added: “I am really excited about the upcoming season; we have a strong driver line-up and three great new BMW cars.
“We have recruited leading BTCC design engineer Kevin Berry, whose NGTC experience has been invaluable in the development of the BMW 125i M Sport. While we face a steep learning curve, we have the right car and the right team in place to ensure we have a very competitive season. We are immensely grateful of the support from eBay Motors and BMW, who share our vision of success and the potential of this great team.”