Eurotech Racing is set to upgrade to the new Honda Civic Tyre R for the 2016 Dunlop British Touring Car Championship and plans to run a three-car team next season.

Team Principal Jeff Smith has announced the new Hondas will all run the latest NGTC specification chassis parts from RML, with the first of three cars already in production and set to be completed in a few weeks.

The Eurotech Racing team currently runs two Honda Civics in the BTCC driven by Martin Depper and Smith, with the squad sitting 11th in the teams' championship, and the team is relishing the prospect of getting to grip with the Type R.

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"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," Smith said. "We have negotiated a deal with Dynamics to along with re-establishing the data sharing agreement Eurotech had with them back in the 2012 and 2013 seasons."

To accommodate a third car Smith says the team will move to a larger headquarters to increase its operations and has hinted at moving into other racing championships.

"We are here for the long term and see this as the natural progression to move the team to the next level," he said. "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."