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Silverline Subaru BMR Racing release statement about boost levels

The Silverline Subaru BMR Racing team have released an official statement this evening in an attempt to clear the air regarding boost levels in the British Touring Car Championship.

The team, and Jason Plato in particular, were singled out by TOCA boss Alan Gow after the previous round at Knockhill, for comments which Plato made to the media, including TouringCars.Net, about boost levels.

Now the team have sought to clear the air on the matter, and have released the following statement:

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“Silverline Subaru BMR Racing is pleased to provide this clarification in relation to recent statements published on behalf of TOCA.

“It has always been and is our intention to ensure that the BTCC Regulations as a whole are fully respected by everybody, as we do, for the benefit of all participants.

“Silverline Subaru BMR Racing made a transparent application for a Homologation Extension to change the design of its inlet manifold, which TOCA and the BTCC Technical Working Group agreed could be introduced for the Oulton Park round onwards – albeit subject to an initially conservative base boost setting.

“Silverline Subaru BMR Racing understand our drivers’ frustration on power levels and boost adjustments that did, in some circumstances, not seem logical given the objective of equalising engine outputs across the championship. This concern was also expressed at times by some senior personnel and high profile drivers from some other teams throughout the season.

“However since these comments were made the calculus TOCA have used in determining the resultant boost pressure and any adjustments has been presented to us and all other engine manufacturers. It is clear to us that the methodology used is based on raw data taken from each and every vehicle in the championship. The maths and processes are in fact a remarkably accurate judgement of the power output of each engine at the test conditions.

“Silverline Subaru BMR Racing support TOCA and the foundation of the processes in place. We, along with many others, will continue to assist TOCA at all times to ensure we continue to have a transparent formula in place that results in a robust and accurate method to help achieve parity on circuit which will result in what all the drivers then experience in car.

“Silverline Subaru BMR Racing are looking forward to the successful climax of the 2016 BTCC season and hope that all involved are as well.”

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