Eurotech Racing will contest next season's British Touring Car Championship with three Honda Civic Type R's after securing a third TBL license from the Houseman Racing outfit.
TOCA had already published the TBL License allocation earlier this month [November], which indicated that Eurotech would continue to operate as a two-car team despite signalling the intention of expanding their BTCC programme earlier in the year.
However, Jeff Smith's squad has since purchased Houseman Racing's Toyota Avensis, along with the team's race equipment and TBL Licence, following a deal approved by TOCA.
Eurotech doesn't intend to run the ex-Stewart Lines Toyota Avensis as the 15-time BTCC winners continue to progress with the build of three Civic Type-R's, which will boast the new RML specification upgrades.
“It has been our intention to expand the team to three cars for some time and the purchase of the TBL, Toyota Avensis and spare shell has enabled us to move the plans forward,” said Eurotech Chief Engineer Adam Tanner.
“Whilst we don't intend running the Toyota we now have the options of utilising many of the TOCA parts or selling the car complete with spare shell and considerable spares as a standalone package.”
The deal between the two parties has all but signalled the end of Houseman Racing's reign in the BTCC after spending six seasons in the series.