EXCELR8 Motorsport move away from their TOCA Spec power unit and will be using a Hyundai based hybrid-powertrain for the 2022 BTCC season.
Throughout the last three seasons, EXCELR8 have used the TOCA spec unit in conjunction with the Swindon Powertrains.
The new Hyundai engine has already had two full days of testing at Snetterton, with more private test days as well as the three official BTCC test days at the start of April.
The R&D program was given the go-ahead last summer, with the support of Hansford Sensors and collaborative efforts alongside Swindon Powertrains, the engine is not only looking reliable, but also very competitive.
Justina Williams, Team Owner of EXCELR8 Motorsport, credited the work that has gone on behind the scenes leading up to the announcement.
“We’re delighted to confirm that we will be running the new Hyundai engine this season following a successful R&D programme alongside Swindon Powertrain,” she said.
“A huge amount of work has gone in behind the scenes in recent months to get to this stage, and to see the new engine run without issues straight out of the box is credit to everyone involved.”
Williams also said the team’s aim to fight at the front of BTCC can be achieved following the news.
“The decision to push ahead with a project such as this is a major indication of our drive to reach the pinnacle of the British Touring Car Championship and wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Hansford Sensors,” she said.