Plato and Turkington united at Team BMR for BTCC 2015
BTCC News | Tue 17th February 2015Team BMR has unveiled one of the strongest BTCC line-ups of recent years, with double champions Jason Plato and Colin Turkington set to lead the Volkswagen CC team's championship challenge.
By Matt Lamprell
Turkington and Plato will be joined by 2014 race-winner and team owner Warren Scott as the team again fields four cars in its second season in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
With both former championsí seats at their former teams having been filled, confirmation of their moves to Team BMR has been greeted with much excitement. The announcement was made this evening in a Youtube video on the official BTCC channel.
You can view the announcement video below.
Reigning champion Colin Turkington said: ďIím delighted to be defending my BTCC crown with Team BMR. Getting behind the wheel of the Volkswagen is a fresh challenge after seven seasons in rear wheel drive machinery. I know that Iíll need to work harder than ever to get up to speed, but Iím extremely motivated to succeed. Team BMR is still a relatively young outfit in the BTCC, however there is a strong team of experienced personnel behind the scenes working incredibly hard to make sure we can challenge at the front from the off. The collective ambition, motivation and hunger to win made this the perfect opportunity for me.Ē
Jason Plato said: ĒThe decision for me to get involved with the outfit just became easier and easier. Itís a fantastic team of people, itís well funded and it has the right ingredients to bake the best cake there is! Itís something quite serious that Warren has put together, heís not playing games. The driver line-up is right up there (with any Iíve been in), weíve got two heavyweights in the same team from a technical point of view and the two guys who were the focus last year on track. I think itís going to be amazing. The performance push that both of us will give will help everybody.Ē
Warren Scott said: ďI am eager to get started on what will be a very exciting year ahead of us in the BTCC, with the strong driver line-up that we have in place along with a superb team of engineers, mechanics and other members of the Team BMR family, I feel confident that we have the potential to be championship contenders in 2015.Ē
The drivers are due to hit the track for the first time in Team BMR colours at Thruxton on Thursday before the Season Launch at Donington Park on 24 March officially kicks off BTCC 2015.