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Team BMR expands to four Volkswagens

Team BMR has announced that it will contest the remainder of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season with four Volkswagen Passat CC’s, with Team Principal Warren Scott and Jack Goff joining Árón smith and Alain Menu in the German cars.

Both Scott and Goff have previous competed at the wheel of NGTC Vauxhall Insignias during the first half of the year, whilst Smith and Menu have competed in the Chrome-liveried Volkswagens.

Scott had previously admitted to being unsure if he would develop the team’s third chassis into a race car, having considered keeping the vehicle as a test car.

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However the team have instead elected to develop both a third and fourth Volkswagen race car chassis. Whilst this weekend’s Snetterton meeting will mark Goff’s first foray at the wheel of Volkswagen machinery, Scott himself first raced one of the cars at the same venue in 2013.

“It’s fantastic to be able to bring the four VWs to Snetterton and is the result of a lot of hard work by everyone at the team,” said Scott. “It was always part of the plan but we weren’t absolutely sure we’d be ready by mid-season. Thankfully all the effort has paid off and we’re delighted to be able to start the second half of the season at full strength.

“It’s an exciting time for us. This is all part of the overall development and progression of Team BMR and we hope to have further announcements in the coming weeks.”

Meanwhile Goff is looking forward to switching away from the Vauxhall for the first time since joining the BTCC.

“I am over the moon to be switching to the VW CC,” said Goff. “The Insignia has been brilliant to me over the past year and a half but for me and the team it is the perfect time to focus on the future. With four of us in the same car it will really fast-forward the development.

“The Team BMR lads have done a fantastic job to get the cars built in such a short space of time so hats off to all of them. This has put us in a really good position going forward and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of my new car.”

All four cars have been confirmed to be running in the same livery, with Goff ditching his black-and-day-glow yellow livery to incorporate chrome elements as with his team-mates.

The team believe that the switch to four cars will enable them to collect additional data to aid in a title push in 2015.

The announcement also means that there will be no Vauxhalls represented at Snetterton – the first time in over 25 years that no car from the marque has been present on the grid.

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