AmD tuning has revealed that it will run a pair of Honda Civic Type R cars in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship, after acquiring the ex-Eurotech Racing cars to replace its older MG chassis’.
The Essex-based team will be title sponsored once again by Cobra Sport Exhausts to campaign the cars, having also acquired the TOCA BTCC Licences [TBLs] as part of the deal.
AmD last week announced that it had sold its Audi RS3 racers to new team Trade Price Cars, although it will continue to run them under the deal.
No drivers have yet been revealed, with discussions and further announcements set to take place in due course.
“Last season, it was a big move for us to expand to a four-car team and after a successful 2018, we are again seeking to move forwards to the next level,” said AmD Team Principal Shaun Hollamby.
“Whilst we enjoyed some strong results on track with the MGs, the opportunity to purchase the ex-Eurotech Hondas was one that was too good to turn down as you only have to look at the stats to see what a strong package the FK2 Civic Type R is.
“Acquiring these cars provides us with a fantastic platform to really raise our game and fight consistently towards the sharp end of the grid, and we are already in discussions with drivers who we know are capable of helping us to achieve our goal.
“Without doubt, this is the most exciting development for us as a team since we joined the BTCC, and we have to thank Cobra Sport Exhausts for helping to make it possible. Together, I’m extremely confident about a successful 2019.”
Shaun Hollamby will act as joint Team Principal alongside the Managing Director of Cobra Sports Exhausts Rachel Abbott.
“Cobra Sport Exhausts have been involved as title sponsors for a number of years now and our involvement in the management of certain aspects of the team has increased over this time,” she said. “We are very excited to be taking the next step as joint team owners with AmD Tuning in our new team, Cobra Sport AmD Racing.
“We are delighted to have purchased – with Shaun – the two Hondas and TBLs from Jeff Smith at Eurotech Racing. Jeff was a pleasure to deal with, and he and his team have done a tremendous job with the development of the cars over the last few seasons.
“Professional motorsport involvement runs in the family as my father drove the British Saloon Car Championship’s championship winning Team Broadspeed’s Ford Anglia in the 70s and 80s and was also a team owner of a Formula Ford 2000 race team.
“I am proud to be able to continue the family tradition and on a personal level, I am looking forward to working with Shaun as joint team principal on this new venture. Shaun has a wealth of knowledge in motorsport and he has built a great team of talented people who I have had the opportunity to get to know over the last few seasons.
“I am excited to see what we can achieve together in 2019 and beyond.”
The formal livery of the cars has yet to be revealed, with the team issuing a graphic showing how the Civics would look with the 2018 livery applied.