Motorbase Performance will expand to a three-car entry for the 2017 British Touring Car Championship, with the reigning Independent Teams champions securing an additional TBL (TOCA BTCC License) from series organisers.
Motorbase celebrated their tenth anniversary in the championship with their most successful campaign to date, securing their maiden honours as well as delivering Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson to first and second respectively in the Independent Drivers’ stakes.
The Ford Focus ST, first introduced in NGTC form at Silverstone in 2012, proved to be among the most successful marques’ in the field, claiming seven overall victories along with fifteen Independent wins.
The team have also placed their race-winning GT package on a sabbatical as they focus on taking a first overall title in the BTCC.
“The 2016 season was a great year for Motorbase Performance taking both the Independent Teams and Drivers trophies, but we’re ready to step it up a gear in 2017;” commented Team Principal, Dave Bartrum.
“These are really exciting times for Motorbase. We have a fantastic new title sponsor behind us as well as the backing of some of our long-standing partners and this has enabled us to push forward our plans to bring the third Focus out on track for our 2017 campaign.”
“We’ve shown that we have one of the best packages on the grid this year and with some tweaks over the Winter, we expect the Focus to be back up there competing at the front again in 2017;” added Bartrum. “We’re talking to some great drivers at the moment and we’re working hard on putting together a title-winning squad for the new season.”
Though Andrew Jordan has switched to WSR for the new campaign, Mat Jackson is expected to remain with the Kent-based outfit. Motorbase’s full driver line-up is set to be announced at a later date.