MG primed for BTCC return
Date published : 04 Aug 2011 - 12:16:58
MG has received approaches from teams wanting to race its new MG6 model in the British Touring Car Championship, this week's AUTOSPORT magazine can reveal.
The launch of the MG6 Magnette saloon and the fast-back GT in the UK has resulted in a number of outfits contacting MG Motor UK about touring car racing, according to its sales and marketing director Guy Jones.
AUTOSPORT understands that these include high-profile teams seeking a factory deal and privateers wanting to exploit the cost-effective NGTC rules.
"There is significant interest in the MG6 for touring car teams," said Jones. "We would be interested, but it would have to make commercial sense."
A factory MG programme, based around the ZS model, was last run in the BTCC by WSR in 2001-2003, while the brand last appeared in the championship via independent outfit Team Kartworld in 2008.
For more on this story, please see this week's issue of AUTOSPORT magazine.