NGTC Proton breaks cover
Date published : 05 Aug 2011 - 17:12:16
Welch Motorsport's Proton Gen-2 has broken cover ahead of its British Touring Car Championship debut at Snetterton this weekend.
The car, which has been built to the BTCC's cost-cutting NGTC regulations by John Welch's team, received its shakedown at a private location in Northamptonshire on Friday. Experienced tin-top racer Dan Welch, who will race the car at Snetterton, was behind the wheel.
The Proton, which is powered by the TOCA engine, will become the third car built entirely to NGTC-spec to compete in the BTCC, following the Toyota Avensis and Audi A4.
Proton last appeared in the BTCC in 2004, the final season of a three-year works programme for the Malaysian manufacturer.