Honda Yuasa Racing to field Civic Tourer in 2014 BTCC

Article by Anita Panait, on December 4, 2013

Honda Yuasa Racing is returning in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) employing the same championship-winning team and driver line-up but with the new Civic Tourer race car. The new Civic Tourer race will be the only estate car on the BTCC grid when it debuts on the track in March 2014, to be piloted by Honda Yuasa Racing drivers Matt Neal and Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden in the hunt for yet more titles.

Honda Yuasa Racing is eyeing a clean sweep of titles after the Honda Civics secured both the teams’ and manufacturers’ crowns for the fourth consecutive year in a row with Neal and Shedden almost getting the drivers’ throne in the 2013 season.

Shedden remarked that while it was disappointing not to retain the drivers title in the 2013 season of the BTCC, they are looking forward to a strong year for Honda Yuasa Racing.

He noted that while the new car is a Tourer, it is still a Civic -- "the car that has won every championship in BTCC for the last three seasons." Neal, meanwhile, expressed confidence that the new Civic Tourer can continue the "long-standing success of the Civic" in the championship. He said that although the team is racing a new model, the inherent advantages of the Civic hatchback from the past two years remain.

Phil Crossman, Managing Director, Honda (UK) concluded: “We wanted to add a new challenge to the mix and really show what Honda and the team can do. By racing the new Tourer after several years with the Civic hatchback we can really showcase our growing range and demonstrate that the versatility and practicality of a Tourer doesn’t compromise dynamic performance. We are only four months away from the start of the 2014 season and I can’t wait to see the cars out on the track. They’re going to look great and there’s no doubt in my mind that they will win races.” [source: Honda]

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