Team BMR will be powered by mountune engines in the 2016 British Touring Car Championship, after striking a deal for the renowned engine firm to prepare its Subaru boxster power plants.
Mountune are already involved with the preparation of the Motorbase Performance team’s engines in the BTCC, and the addition of another leading team will potentially take them up to supplying eight cars on the grid with their engine units.
Mountune Racing Technical Director David Mountain was approached by BMR Team Manager Alan Cole about the supply deal, which was agreed in late 2015.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen to build the engines for BMR’s 2016 championship campaign, and very happy to be partnered with a manufacturer team.” said Mountain. “The development team here at mountune will be working around the clock getting the four Boxer engines ready for pre-season testing and are all looking forward to seeing them perform out on track during this year’s championship.”
BMR Team Owner Warren Scott added that he was pleased to have partnered with a firm like mountune, who are committed to turning around the engines in a tight timeframe.
“I am very pleased and excited to be working with mountune on the development of the engine,” added Scott. “I’m positive that with the very small time frame that we are faced with, they will produce a great engine in time for the Official BTCC Media Day on 22nd March at Donington Park.”
Kevin Berry, Team BMR’s Chief Engineer, added: “Having looked at all the options available to us for 2016 I am excited that mountune are on board to develop and build our engine for this project.
“With the extensive experience that mountune have in the BTCC and NGTC regulations, I am extremely confident that mountune have the expertise and ability to produce a great race engine from this unique Subaru base.”