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MG are going racing this year:
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MG Motor UK today announced it will enter the 2012 BTCC Series with a ‘dream team’ of cars, drivers, constructors and sponsors.
Two MG6 GT cars will run in the all-new MG KX Momentum Racing team piloted by double BTCC champion Jason Plato and BTCC rising star Andy Neate.
The cars will be prepared by Triple Eight Race Engineering, one of the most successful constructors in touring car racing. And completing the ‘dream team’ are principal sponsors Tesco Fuels with their Momentum 99 brand and KX energy drink completing an all-British line-up.
MG KX Momentum Racing will debut at Brands Hatch on April 1 when the 2012 Dunlop MSA BTCC championship season gets under way.
The MG6 GT five-door fastback is the first all-new MG in 16 years. It is designed and engineered at MG Motor UK’s plant in Birmingham where final assembly also takes place.
Jason Plato is the most successful driver in BTCC racing history with 68 career wins, with more fastest laps, pole and podium positions than any other driver in the history of the Series. He is undoubtedly the face of British Touring Cars as well as being a well-known and respected TV presenter and newly appointed Director of the British Racing Drivers Club.
Plato said: “It’s really exciting to be involved in a brand-new all-British team and it’s just brilliant that the iconic name of MG will be back on the track.”
Guy Jones, MG Motor’s Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted that the new MG6 will be seen by millions of fans in Britain and beyond and this continues the famous sporting lineage of the brand.”
Triple Eight, headed by Ian Harrison, is based at Greatworth, just a few miles from the famous Silverstone race circuit. The company has more than 100 BTCC race wins to its credit.
 

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Good move that should get some credibility back providing the cars do well.

Sporting traditions mentioned again, they have to get sports model and facelift of the 6 softer out sharpish to piggy back onto interest generated from BTCC
 

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at last the news we have been waiting for! cant wait to get to see them at Brands in April,lets see a sporty version in the salesroom now!!!
 

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This is a really good move, best thing they could have done. For a start it'll be splashed all over the press in the next week or so which is great exposure and then if the car does well in the racing thats priceless advertising.

Getting Plato on board is a great idea too, instantly lends some credit to the whole operation. Coupled with the new finance offer id expect the sales to pick up a fair bit now.
 

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GREAT! :D

Should get them some much needed publicity. Plato's a great driver, and with the MG6 chassis being so good, could be onto a winner (like the ZS).
 

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This has to be the best email I've received this year.

Plato is a credible driver and seems like a great ambassador for MG

This is worth more than the paltry advertising they've done so far.

I stopped watching the BTCC when the last decent privateers dwindled off, so will be watching again this season. Fingers crossed for them getting some good points ! :)
 
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