Polish outfit BM Racing working on WTCR entry

Polish team BM Racing is working on an entry into this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup, as it targets an ambitious graduation from the TCR Eastern Europe series.

BM Racing ran Polish youngster Szymon JabŁonski in a Hyundai i30 N TCR in last year’s Eastern European TCR series, with a brace of third-place finishes at Brno being the team’s best results.

Now the outfit is targeting moving up to WTCR with its teenage driver, who the team hasn’t yet named, depending on financial backing from the youngster’s partners.

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“For us, WTCR would be really ambitious because it’s the highest level in touring car racing,” said team founder Bartek Mirecki.

“We have a young talent who wants to challenge himself against the best in order to learn and improve.

“It would be an easy option to try at a lower level but the experience he would gain would be incredible and would help him to make a big step up.

“Of course, we are not expecting to win races or be in the top ten. The first objective is to learn and gain the understanding of what’s needed to be successful in this very competitive category so that, by the end of the first season, we can be in the top 15.

“Once we have tested ourselves, the aim would be to improve in the next season and take another step.”

The team, based in Częstochowa in southern Poland, was founded in 2006 and has experience in karting, the KIA Picanto Cup, Formula Renault 2.0 and TCR Eastern Europe.

Whilst the outfit ran a Hyundai last year, details of the car it would run in 2021 have not been confirmed.

“This would be our first experience of WTCR and we know it will not be easy,” added Mirecki. “Also, with the COVID-19 pandemic the situation in the world is not easy for finding sponsorship.

“But this is an exciting project we are working very hard to turn into a reality.”

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