BMW 3 series to return to the British Touring Car Championship

West Surrey Racing have announced they will be running the BMW 3 series for their 2019 campaign for Team BMW and BMW Pirtek Racing.

The 3 series is the most successful model in BTCC history and WSR used the fifth generation 320si between 2007 and 2012.

The reigning champions will be fielding three 330i M Sport’s for their drivers, Colin Turkington, Andrew Jordan and new signing, Tom Oliphant.

Team Principal, Dick Bennetts said: “We are really pleased to be bringing the BMW 3 Series back to the BTCC. We achieved a great deal of success with the fifth-generation model between 2007 and 2012, so we are hugely excited to see what the latest version is capable of.”

“A lot of hard work and countless hours lie ahead, but we are all confident of turning this car into a winner and hopefully reinstating it in its rightful place – at the front of the field in Britain’s premier motorsport series.”

The 330i M Sport replaces the 125i M Sport which won two Driver’s Championships for BMW as well as four Teams’ Championships and three Manufacturer’s titles.


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