Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing will be represented by just a single car for its much anticipated British Touring Car Championship debut after running into technical problems during testing.

Already forced to miss the group media day test, the team nonetheless got out at Mallory Park with both Derek Palmer Jr and Richard Hawken, but a late technical issue means just one of its Q50 cars will take the grid this weekend.

"We experienced a late technical problem today which, after detailed analysis, has unfortunately resulted in the second car now not being in a position to race at Brands Hatch," team principal Derek Palmer Snr explained.

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"Of course it's disappointing, but this is exactly what test sessions such as today's are intended to discover before we head into a race weekend. We can now take the necessary steps to ensure the same problem doesn't materialise in the other car."

Despite the set-back, Palmer Snr says the first running of the team's new BTCC challenger was an emotional moment after months of tireless effort to get the NGTC Infiniti Q50 ready for the season opener.

"We completed everything we set ourselves for this first running," team principal Derek Palmer Snr said. "The guys did a fantastic job preparing the car, and it was an emotional moment seeing it take to the track for the first time.

"Everyone in the team has worked tirelessly to get to where we are. We know we're a work-in-progress, but we know we have the team to deliver."

The Q50 is maintained by injured ex-servicemen from the Parachute Regiment.

It is yet to be decided whether Hawken or Palmer Jr will drive the available car at Brands Hatch this weekend.