BTCC grid awash with fresh colours for 2016

A whole host of new car liveries have been unwrapped and displayed to the fans ahead of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
A whole host of new car liveries have been unwrapped and displayed to the fans ahead of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

At the Autosport International show in Birmingham's NEC a range of fresh liveries were presented at the BTCC stage which ensures the 2016 grid will be awash with exciting colours and designs ahead of the season launch at Donington Park on the 22nd March in preparation for round one at Brands Hatch on the 2-3 April.

After Team BMR announced its new collaboration with Subaru earlier this week, Speedworks Motorsport opened up by announcing new sponsor REIS with an interim livery on Tom Ingram's Toyota Avensis, ahead of its 2016 colour scheme unwrapping at Donington Park's season launch.

Elsewhere, BTCC favourite Rob Austin joined Handy Motorsport to reveal an updated green and white livery on its new Toyota Avensis, as the 34-year-old makes a return to front-wheel drive for the first time in over a decade.

The new Toyota loses its black trim on its sides and doors which is replaced with a fresh white look and is completed by the team's green stripes and roof.

Eurotech Racing also pulled the wraps off its 2016 challenger the upgraded Honda Civic Type Rs with a striking red fading into blue livery. According to the team its new bodywork has gone down well with its fans and the new livery has followed in a similar fashion. After securing a third TOCA licence Eurotech Racing will line-up with a three car attack in BTCC for 2016 with the final driver joining Martin Depper and Jeff Smith expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Adam Morgan's WIX Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class has also received a fresh look for 2016 with a redesigned artwork, giving it a tiger-like appearance. Morgan says he is thrilled with his car's appearance and is looking to add to his BTCC wins tally after another strong year on his way to seventh in the overall standings and third in the Independents' Trophy.

BTCC rookie Matt Simpson also revealed his new Simpson Race Exhaust-branded Honda Civic Type R run by Speedworks Motorsport.

The squad unwrapped its new Audi S3 with an iconic red, black and silver livery as an homage to previous generations of Audi racers. The West Thurrock-based squad entered the Audi in five rounds of the 2015 championship and embarks on its first full season with the car this year and its new livery includes elements of the famous colours that appeared on the fearsome IMSA Audi 90 GTO of the late 1980s driven by Hans Joachim.

Aiden Moffat's new Butlers Solution-branded Mercedes A-Class machine was also displayed at the Autosport International show with an eye-catching steel blue livery adorned on the Laser Tools Racing-prepared machine. It marks a return for Butlers Solutions having previously backed Mat Jackson (2007), Tony Gilham (2011), James Nash (2011) and Tom Ingram (2014) and in that time notched up a number of BTCC wins and an Independents Drivers Championship.

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BMR Subaru Levorg Tourer
Jack Goff - West Surrey Racing [pic credit BTCC Media]
Tom Ingram, Speedworks Motorsport, [Credit: BTCC]
Rob Austin, Handy Motorsport [Credit: Handy Motorsport], Audi S3, BTCC [Credit: AmDTuning]
Jack Goff, Eurotech Racing, [Credit: BTCC media]
Matt Simpson, Team Dynamics, [Credit: BTCC Media]
Rob Austin, Handy Motorsport [Credit: Handy Motorsport]
Andrew Jordan, WSR Pirtek BMW [Credit:Jakob Ebrey]
Mat Jackson, Motorbase Performance, Shredded Wheat [Credit: Motorbase]
Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Halfords Yuasa Racing [Credit: Halfords Yuasa]
Ant Whorton-Eales,, BTCC [Credit:]
Mat Jackson, Motorbase Performance, Shredded Wheat [Credit: Motorbase]
Senna Proctor, Power Maxed Racing, BTCC [Credit: BTCC media]

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