British Touring Car Championship team Eurotech have outlined big plans for 2016, which will see them run brand new cars, enter a data sharing agreement with one of the championship's top teams, and run a third entry for the first time.
Earlier this week team principle Jeff Smith, who bought the team from Mike Jordan prior to this season, revealed that the team will replace their ageing Honda Civics with brand new Civic Type Rs - the same as those ran by the works Honda team.
"We have been impressed with the performance of the new Type R this season run by Team Dynamics and feel it is the logical way to progress forwards," said Smith, who returned to driving duties this season after a year out.
One car is already under construction with a further two set to be delivered before Christmas. The addition of another entry means that Eurotech will move to a new premises before the end of the year to house the expanded team.
"To facilitate the third car we are moving to much larger premises later this year, this will allow us to expand the BTCC operation and give us considerable scope to develop into other series should the right opportunity arise," added Smith.
In addition to the new cars and expanded roster, Eurotech have struck a deal with the Team Dynamics-run Honda factory team to re-establish their data sharing agreement which was in place during 2012 and 2013 when the team first switched to Honda machinery.
"We are here for the long term and see this as the natural progression to move the team to the next level. It’s a huge investment but one that will give us a package that will enable us to be at the sharp end of the grid for 2016. We are already talking to potential candidates for the third seat and would like to be in a position to announce the driver line up by the end of October."
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