Looks like next season the British Touring Car Championship will regain parts of its long lost livelihood, as there are new contenders signing up, and they are bringing some interesting new wheels to the party. One of the more interesting ones is Ciceley Racing, and they are coming with a Mercedes A-Class.
This is the same team that gave Toyota Avensis a go in BTCC, and they reckon that the A-Class can be a lot more successful. To this end, they’ve hired former Ginetta GT Supercup Champion Adam Morgan to drive the car.
The specs of the Mercedes A-Class BTCC Racer is yet to be revealed, but the new generation of this model is renowned for offering impressive handing – within the confinements of front wheel drive – and it has some very good engines that they can choose from. That said, BTCC has strict rules and regulations that needs to be met.
Ciceley Racing manager Russell Morgan said: “It’s great to finally announce our plans for 2014, the switch made sense for us in many different ways. With Paul Ridgway at the helm of the project holding high aspirations and Adam continuing to mature as a driver, we think that the A-Class can be a competitive package in the series next year.”