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AmD Tuning expand to run two Audi S3 cars in 2017

AmD will run two Audi S3 cars in the 2017 British Touring Car Championship, after the Essex-based team secured an additional TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL) for next season.

The West Thurrock-based team recently agreed the terms on a deal to secure the second entry, subject to confirmation from the championship organisers.

It means that the team will run two cars full-time in the BTCC for the first time in their history, and the first time since the 2015 season that they have run two cars. Back then, the team secured a guest entry to run an Audi at selected events alongside their main Ford Focus car.

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Work has now started on the build of a second Audi, to be run alongside the existing car of Ollie Jackson, who has already been confirmed as continuing with the team in 2017.

Team boss Shaun Hollamby states that the expansion will see the team be taken to ‘the next level’, with talks ongoing with a driver of race-winning experience for the second seat.

“We made no secret of our desire to run a second car next year,” said Hollamby. “We are delighted that we’ve been able to conclude a deal to acquire the TBL that we needed.

“As ever at this time of year, there was a lot of interest in people who wanted to run additional cars and the fact that there will be a second Audi for the full season is an indication of our desire to take our BTCC programme to the next level.

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“Having already agreed a deal to re-sign Ollie last month, we’ve had a lot of interest in the second seat and are in talks with several drivers about joining us for 2017.

“Given the calibre of the those drivers and the fact that we have a very competitive package in the Audi, we are confident that we’ll be able to field a driver pairing that will give us the best possible opportunity to build on the progress we made throughout 2016.

“Alongside our new sportscar programme, there is no doubt that 2017 will be the biggest season to date for as a team, and everyone involved with the programme can’t wait to get started.”

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