West Surrey Racing has confirmed that it will be competing in this year's British Touring Car Championship in the Independents
category with a driver line-up of Colin Turkington
and Anthony Reid.
WSR confirmed that Anthony Reid will be partnering Colin Turkington
in WSR's challenge for the HarrierZeuros Independents Trophy in the 2004 Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The cars entered are an updated version of the WSR designed and built 2003 MG ZS. However, this year the cars will be powered by the Judd developed K2000
WSR has combined youth and experience with Turkington (22) competing in Britain's top motorsport category for the third consecutive year, and Reid (46) who is no stranger to the BTCC having first competed in 1997.
WSR team boss Dick Bennetts explained his decision for 2004. "Colin and Anthony worked well together in the team last year; continuity is important and it's great to have them back as team mates. With two top-line drivers we're confident of independent victories and challenging the works teams for overall race honours."
After looking like he night not be in the series this season, hard-charging racer Anthony Reid is pleased to have a deal sorted for thie year. "It's a great opportunity for me to be competing in the BTCC again," said the Scotsman. "WSR and Judd have done a fantastic job in developing the car and engine. I put the car and the 4 cylinder engine through its paces last week and I'm very encouraged by the whole package. I can't wait to get back on the grid at Thruxton."
WSR has also taken the decision to only run two cars in the opening two rounds of the championship. "The programme has been very late coming together and in order to get the best out of the new engine/chassis package we have decided not to spread our resources too thinly at this critical early stage," explains Bennetts. "From the third round of the Championship at Silverstone onwards we intend to be running three cars."