Mark Blundell Motorsport will join the 2020 British Touring Car Championship through a partnership with the AmD squad.

The former Formula 1 and Le Mans 24 Hours star will oversee the team’s rebranding to MB Motorsport with Blundell becoming the team’s sporting director under a partnership with AmD. The rebranded team has already signed up the driver duo of Jake Hill and Sam Osborne.

Blundell stepped away from driving in BTCC after his maiden campaign in 2019, but his new role helps him realise a long-term ambition.

“I made no secret of how impressed I was with the British Touring Car Championship as a platform last year,” Blundell said. “As I found out quite clearly, it is fiercely competitive, and if you ask anyone involved, it’s that unpredictable race result that is a huge attraction.

“Last year, together with my team at our sports management and marketing agency, MB Partners, we proved the value that the series can have for a number of major global brands, and the forming of MB Motorsport this year will allow us to further these partnerships and build on those relationships.

“Having reached this stage of my career, I love being involved in motorsport and this opportunity is a new challenge for me and one that opens channels for our managed driver portfolio at MB Partners and many of our commercial partners. I have a huge amount of respect for Shaun and his team who run an excellent operation, so working with them and forming MB Motorsport together provides us with a huge platform to build from both on and off the track.”

The 2020 BTCC season gets underway at Donington Park on March 28-29.