Italian race engineering firm Hexathron Racing Systems has strengthened its collaboration with Ciceley Motorsport for the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, working with Adam Morgan, Tom Oliphant and Aiden Moffat this year.
Hexathron enter into a third year with the Mercedes-Benz team in the BTCC, with additional resources on hand in the BTCC paddock.
The firm, headed by experienced engineer Marco Calovolo, will continue to use the most experienced engineer for Adam Morgan’s A-Class.
Maurizio Soro will act as the race engineer for Tom Oliphant’s Mercedes, whilst Laser Tools Racing’s Moffat will be working with Federico Turrata in the sister team.
An additional engineer will be part of the expanded support package, with Marco De Luciano overseeing the data acquisition and analysis on all three cars.
“We are delighted to renew the collaboration with Ciceley Motorsport and Laser Tools Racing for the third consecutive season in a such competitive contest as the BTCC,” said Calovolo.
“The team did a great effort to expand the line up to three Mercedes-Benz A-Class BTCC cars and we have been pleased to increase our staff on track by adding a fourth engineer to support them. Team and drivers are very motivated, can’t wait to be in Brands Hatch!”
Ciceley Motorsport Team Principal Russell Morgan added: “The continuation of our relationship with Hexathron Racing Systems is fantastic news for Ciceley Motorsport.
“This year will be our third year with the company and their engineering experience and data analysis has taken us to new levels.
“We have a new Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class in the team this season driven by Tom Oliphant, so a fourth engineer, Marco De Luciano has been drafted into the squad and after a very successful testing period we are all very excited and quietly confident for the forthcoming race season.”
The team have completed pre-season testing at Snetterton, Donington Park and Brands Hatch and head to the first meeting of the championship this weekend (7 – 8 April) at Brands Hatch.