Team BMR has announced it will complete the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season with a quartet of Volkswagen CC machines, replacing its two Vauxhall Insignias.

BMR began the season with a pair of VW CCs for Aron Smith and returning former champion Alain Menu, with Jack Goff and team owner Warren Scott each driving the Vauxhall Insignia.

However, with Smith having taken the team's maiden BTCC win at Oulton Park at the wheel of the ever-improving VW CC, the decision has been taken to make the full switch to the car in an effort to bolster development of the car.

"It's fantastic to be able to bring the four VWs to Snetterton and is the result of a lot of hard work by everyone at the team," said Scott.

"It was always part of the plan but we weren't absolutely sure we'd be ready by mid-season. Thankfully all the effort has paid off and we're delighted to be able to start the second half of the season at full strength.

"It's an exciting time for us. This is all part of the overall development and progression of Team BMR and we hope to have further announcements in the coming weeks."

Goff, who has enjoyed a competitive season in the Insignia having scored points in all but four races this year, is nonetheless looking forward to making the move into the CC from Snetterton.

"It's going to be great to have four guys all working on the same thing," he said. "To begin with we thought that there would be quite a bit of cross-over between the Vauxhall and the VW, but they've turned out to be two completely different animals. Now we can all be sharing data and making the VW as fast as it can be.

"The team has done an absolutely fantastic job to get the car prepared. I went down to the workshop last week and couldn't believe how quickly everything had come together. To be honest they proved that they could do it at the start of the year getting all the cars ready, so this really just shows how professional and efficient this group of guys is.

"My first run in the car will be at Snetterton, so I'm not setting wild targets for this weekend. We know the car can win races, so as the season progresses I want to get up to running podium pace. The focus will be on developing the car and making it as fast as possible!"



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