Autocar New Honda Civic Type-R to race in BTCC

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    Team Dynamics confirms it will campaign two new Honda Civic Type-R race cars in 2015 BTCC season

    The new Honda Civic Type-R will compete in this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship it has been confirmed.

    The unbranded race cars took to the track at a test session at Brands Hatch today, driven by Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden. The fully liveried cars will be unveiled on March 24.

    The race cars, prepared by the championship-winning Team Dynamics squad, produce 350bhp with 295lb ft of torque from their 2.0-litre turbocharged engines.

    Honda claims the Type-R BTCC race car has more downforce compared to last year's Honda Civic Tourer, less drag and a more effective aerodynamics.

    "This is a car that not just us, but the entire automotive industry has been waiting for," said Neal. "We are as excited as anybody to start running the Civic Type-R, which is a massive step forward from last year's Tourer - from the engine to the handling and aerodynamics."







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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good riddance to the ugly Civic Tourers ! :lol:
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Thank F for that.. CTR are going to be quick.
     
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  4. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Oh boy I can't wait.
    Think we'll need a trip to Croft to support the boys.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    TBH, I'm not that bothered what Honda they use AS LONG AS THEY WIN!
     
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  6. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    He he. I've looking forward to some discounted tickets through Honda this year. Hoping I get the opportunity to get a pit tour again as a thank you for being such a good little technician pretty please :jumpy:
     
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  7. nsxer Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    The tourer was lacking last year ... Not surprised of the switch plus from a marketing perspective it would be a disaster not to use the new CTR in a sports class

    Hopefully a return to form
     
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  8. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I just can't wait my little photographer now has a BTCC driver friend and things could happen on the pits front???
    I just want to see this baby roar
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