IKO PLC is sponsoring the Motorbase Performance team in the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). The Ford Focus STs, driver uniforms, team trucks and clothing will all be branded with the innovative insulation product IKO enertherm.
The BTCC is the UK’s biggest motor racing championship and one of the world’s most highly respected series. Only Formula 1 and America’s NASCAR stock car series have longer histories. Exclusively for 2 litre cars, the 59th season will visit 10 different tracks in England and Scotland with the official launch at Donnington Park, Leicestershire, on 22ndMarch.
Driver Mat Jackson will be returning to the Motorbase Performance team alongside new signing, 2013 champion and Red Bull Athlete Andrew Jordan. This is Motorbase’s 10th season in the BTCC and the drivers will be running under the numbers 7 (Mat) and 77 (Andrew). The second half of the 2015 season saw Jackson and Motorbase amass an incredible seven independent race wins, four outright wins and four further podiums in just four race weekends.
Andy Williamson, Group Managing Director for IKO PLC comments: “IKO enertherm is pushing the limits on insulation values and performance, which is why sponsoring Motorbase in the BTCC made sense. Like IKO, the teams who enter the BTCC focus on improving performance every year, with remarkable results. Motorbase examines every aspect – cars, drivers, track and more – of the race to do things you wouldn’t think possible. Just as enertherm does.”