2011 Toyota Avensis BTCC

March 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

As you know Toyota will return to Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2011. Granted, they won’t be involved directly in BTCC, but will support privateer teams who will race with the new Avensis BTCC.

Dynojet Racing and Hughes Motorsport/Speedworks are the two teams who will run the Avensis BTCC this season and will kick off next weekend at at Brands Hatch Grand Prix. They are having some problems though, due to the component delays which mean Frank Wrathall’s Dynojet Avensis car will not undergo shakedown tests until early next week. Tony Hughes also had some power steering and fuel pump issues which brought his shakedown run to a halt.

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They received a good reception by BTCC fans at Silverstone though which was something. Both cars have been constructed by GPR Motorsport from bodyshells off the production line at Toyota’s Burnaston, Derbyshire, plant.

Scott Brownlee, Toyota GB’s PR chief, said: “GPR Motorsport, Dynojet Racing, Hughes Motorsport and Speedworks are to be congratulated on readying the cars in time for this important public showing, and making such an amazing job of their presentation; the Toyotas were certainly drawing many admiring glances in the pit lane. The hard work is far from over, though, and we are right behind them as they battle to make it to the grid at Brands Hatch.”