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Handy Motorsport still plans a two-car team in 2016

Handy Motorsport Team Principal Simon Belcher says his team are still planning to enter a two-car team into the 2016 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) – despite having only been allocated one TBL earlier this month.

The Swindon-based outfit already revealed plans back in October to expand to a two-car operation, and Belcher insists that the team are still working hard to make it a reality, despite the setback of only receiving one TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL).

In addition, Belcher revealed that the team are in discussions to bring in a proven BTCC race winter to the team, to be revealed in January.

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“Our plans are, quite simply, for our new car to win races in 2016 and that is why I am bringing a proven race winner into the team,” said Belcher. “We are very close to having the deal signed and very much looking forward to naming our new driver at the Autosport show.

“We are also working relentlessly to find the additional funding to field a second car for myself to drive, although we have also had good interest from several other drivers for the second seat and I will ultimately do whatever is best for Handy Motorsport.”

Despite having a desire to race himself, Belcher is making plans for the long-term success of the team, which first entered the BTCC at the start of the 2014 season.

“I would obviously love to race in the BTCC for a third season,” added Belcher. “If it doesn’t happen for next year, as our primary focus is on the new car and driver partnership, I will be working like crazy to make it happen in 2017 as I have unfinished business after my 2015 season was ruined following the qualifying accident at Thruxton back in May.”

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