Team BMR secures engine builders Mountune for new Subaru

Team BMR have reached an agreement with Mountune to build its 2.0-litre turbocharged engines for its all-new Subaru Levorg cars
Team BMR have reached an agreement with Mountune to build its 2.0-litre turbocharged engines for its all-new Subaru Levorg challengers in 2016.

After unveiling the all-new Team BMR Subaru machines BTCC legends Colin Turkington, Jason Plato, Warren Scott and a fourth unannounced driver will drive in 2016 earlier this week, it has been confirmed Mountune Racing will develop its engines.

Despite Subaru forming its reputation on offering only all-wheel drive road car models, the Levorg will be adapted into a rear-wheel drive format while retaining is distinctive boxer-engine format in order to meet BTCC regulations.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen to build the engines for BMR's 2016 championship campaign, and very happy to be partnered with a manufacturer team.” Mountune technical director David Mountain said. “The development team here at mountune will be working around the clock getting the four Boxer engines ready for pre-season testing and are all looking forward to seeing them perform out on track during this year's championship.

Team BMR boss Scott says time is against his squad and Mountune but is confident it will be ready to roar at the official season launch at Donington Park on the 22nd March.

Scott's chief engineer Kevin Berry has echoed his chief's sentiments and explained Mountune were selected due to its experience with BTCC's current technical regulation.

"Having looked at all the options available to us for 2016 I am excited that mountune are on board to develop and build our engine for this project,” Berry said. “With the extensive experience that mountune have in the BTCC and NGTC regulations, I am extremely confident that mountune have the expertise and ability to produce a great race engine from this unique Subaru base."

Mountune is also set to supply Ford-powered squads Dextra Racing, Motorbase Performance and Maximum Motorsport in BTCC this year.

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January 20, 2016 4:12 PM

richard: whenever i see an unusual model name, i try to work out how it was thought up. first thing i do is reverse the letters. so the subaru , to me , will always be a GROVEL.
Haha, very good :) No grovelling needed for extra boost levels though, they have Plato in the team and he'll whinge very loudly when required.

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