AmD have announced their intention to launch a three-car assault on the 2016 British Touring Car Championship season as the team seeks to make a further expansion in the series.

The West Thurrock based squad had already upgraded to a two-car effort for 2015 having run an Audi S3 for the first time - driven by Nicolas Hamilton and Jake Hill - alongside Mike Bushell's Ford Focus.

Shaun Hollamby's squad are currently constructing a second Audi S3 under the specification of the new RML NGTC control parts, with an eye on joining the grid for next season. However, the teams third-entry remains subject of acquiring a third TBL licence from the series organisers TOCA.

AmD team boss Hollamby feels now is perfect time strike due to the current climate of the championship.

"The BTCC is currently in as strong a position as it has ever been, and we feel the time is right to expand our programme beyond two cars for next year," said Hollamby.

"We have seen the potential in the Audi from the five rounds it did in 2015 and have already prepped the shell of a second car ready to be built up for 2016. Subject to being granted the necessary licence by TOCA, we would then look to run both Audis with the new RML parts alongside the Focus next year."

In terms of AmD's driver line up for 2016, Hollamby said he would be keen to keep Hamilton, Bushell and Hill under his books but admitted the team are currently in a number of discussions with various parties.

"Mike Bushell, Jake Hill and Nicolas Hamilton did a fantastic job for us in 2015 and we would be keen to have them onboard again next year. There are also a number of other drivers who have expressed an interest in joining us for 2016, and we are in discussions over the various options that are available," Hollamby concluded.



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